January 25, 2013
Over the winter, we probably don't wash our pets as often as in the balmier weather. And they certainly aren't swimming as much. So their coats can get a little bit ragged and scruffy. Many of us groom our dogs at home, rather than paying for the service.
This Oster A6 Heavy Duty Pet Clipper represents the latest in clipper innovation and technology. This is a 3-speed clipper has a cool running motor with vibration and noise isolators for a comfortable grooming environment for your pet.
The DIY home groomer can utilize its one-hand operation switch for quick and easy selection of any of the speeds. If you are upgrading, this new Oster A6 takes all Oster A5 detachable blades. For more details, click here.
January 7, 2013
If you are missing your cat or yours is just the silent type, likely you could use an Emergency Meow Button. Just press the button to enjoy the reassuring sound of a cat's "meow". Great for a laugh or for vexing the dog. There's a hole in the back so you can hang it on a wall.
[via the ever-delightful Book of Joe]
January 4, 2013
Many of our homes and apartments open up to the back yard or deck through a sliding glass door. Give your pet easy access to the outside with these easy-to-install PetSafe Deluxe Pet Panel Panels for Sliding Glass Doors.
Once installed, the panel stays stationary when opening and closing the slider and can be used on either left- or right-opening doors. In different sizes for dog and cat households.
December 31, 2012
Cats naturally like to climb and survey their kingdom from above. Some cats patrol the kitchen counters or other areas you would prefer they would stay off. Rather than shooing away your sensitive cat yourself and creating a fear relationship, let the environment itself scare him/her off with you at a distance.
The Innotek SSSCAT Cat Training Aid is a fast, effective, harmless and painless way to keep your darling cats away from banned areas. This automated cat repellent uses a motion detector along with a can of harmless gas to repel cats within a three-foot radius.
December 13, 2012
Water consumption for cats can be a health issue as many cats do not drink adequate amounts. You can encourage their water intake with a Drinkwell Pet Fountain. This nifty gadget provides a constant stream of filtered water that encourages your pets to drink more. Get your favorite kitty a gift you both will love.
August 30, 2012
Are outdoor cats cold-blooded murderers or threats to the environment? This blog post Outdoor Cats and the Environment | Daily Vet | petMD discusses cat outdoor behavior as revealed by the cat camera (see Eye View Camera to determine whether or not cats are a hazard to themselves and other wildlife as they roam the countryside.
If you are leery of allowing your cats outside for safety reasons, but do want them to get some fresh air and sunshine, try an outdoor cat enclosure.
August 9, 2012
Maybe you have limited space (don't we all?) but still want something that fits into your home décor. This Lucky Champ Litter Champ Pet Waste and Odor Disposal System is a convenient odor-free way to cope with your cat waste.
This is a 4-gallon capacity cat-waste disposal setup with a continuous bagging system. When the bag is full, just open the door, cut the refill bag above the level of the collected litter, and tie a new knot. Each liner should last 2 to 3 months. It has a hands-free foot-pedal opening to eliminate the mess. No assembly or batteries required.
July 9, 2012
If you just returned from a grueling week of launching tennis balls into the water or across the lawn, we bet you are sorry you never picked up a handy Chuckit! Ball Launcher. There's still plenty of time and great fetching weather left.
The Launcher acts as an extension of your arm, saving you the wear-and-tear. Use it to scoop up the ball so you don't have to deal with the slobber. And you can throw longer and faster, as far as 140 ft, so your dog gets more exercise and tires out quicker!
May 16, 2012
Machines do it all these days, so why not clean up after the pets? This cordless Pooch Power Shovel quickly suctions dog waste off of the grass, concrete, or even snow into a plastic bag.
The bag wraps around the vacuum's intake to prevent waste from touching any part of the device. The bags are disposable and hold roughly a week's worth of waste.
After a 12-hour charge using the included AC adapter, you'll get up to 50 cleanups. Handy for the elderly, disabled, infirm, or just plain lazy.
April 27, 2012
Give yourself some peace of mind when out and about on your own. Use this Cat Self Defense Keychain to create an excellent means of surprise-defense against an attacker.
The eyes of the cat are the finger holes and the ears become spikes when clutched in your hand. The finished stainless aluminum charm includes a stainless ring and clasp for attaching keys. This keychain looks non-threatening and is easy to carry.
via Book of Joe
April 24, 2012
No more worry about filling and refilling outdoor water dishes for your pet. Attach this Doggie Water Fountain to any hose or faucet, and your best buddy gets a fun new outdoor water source. When he or she places a paw on the fountain, a fresh supply of water bubbles up.
via Book of Joe
February 17, 2012
It's fun for children to help out in the kitchen, and both sexes need to learn cooking skills these days. However, they can seriously hurt themselves using some of the utensils.
The Kinderkitchen Dog Knife has serrated "teeth" sharp enough to cut sandwiches and fruit peels, but not little fingers. It's safe and easy for children to use. The ears are designed to serve as a hand guard, and the tail is made of soft plastic. Dishwasher-safe.
via Book of Joe
January 30, 2012
On walks with the dogs, it is easier and a lot more fun to have both hands free. That usually means stuffing your pockets with bags, keys, money, cell phone, and other essentials. The all-weather Doog Walkie Belt has a zippered pocket in front and a separate rear pocket that easily holds everything you need for a relaxing walk with your best buddy.
It also includes a clip to hold your iPod for convenient listening plus a metal D-clip to attach your water bottle or dog's leash. The Walkie Belt also includes 20 pickup bags and 20 scented antibacterial hand wipes, as well as a special holder for that all-important tennis ball. Available in various colors.
May 23, 2011
The dog that accompanied the 24-member Navy SEAL Team 6 who entered Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan was a specially-trained Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) named Cairo. Belgian Shepherd dogs have a history as working dogs, in this case assisting the military. These tough, intimidating dogs are not your run-of-the-mill family pets and are trained much like police and homeland security dogs.
There are many products that help military working dogs (MWDs). Likely Cairo wore a tactical stab-resistant K9 Storm vest loaded with high-tech gadgetry costing $20,000 - $30,000. The gear included high-def night vision cams, bulletproof vests with parachute-ready harness and a two-way radio (see image below).
Super cool find via DVICE