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Dogs Gone Boating: 9 Must Have Dog Items To Take On A Boat

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:54:08 -0700

(image) Some dogs are great swimmers; others never will be, because of fear of the water or because they are just not anatomically built for swimming (like long dogs with short legs).  But boating enthusiasts who are dog lovers find a way to take both swimmers and non-swimmers on their boats - to enjoy the water or enjoy the weather. Here are 9 must have items to bring along for your dog before you pick up anchor.



Dogs Gone Camping: 6 Must Have Dog Items To Take Camping

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:50:42 -0700

(image) When the weather is great, it's a terrific time to go camping and a good time to bring your dog along.  But dogs need certain items besides the absolute essentials of food, water, and a leash when they go camping. Here are six camping items for dogs that I would not be without and would suggest you consider for your dog to keep them comfortable and safe....



9 Best Indoor And Outdoor Pet Fountains For Your Dogs and Cats

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:29:01 -0700

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Need a great and easy way to give your dog or cat fresh water on demand?  There are many pet fountains on the market, but these 9 indoor and outdoor pet fountains stand out as the best in terms of quality, design and overall value...




7 Dog Wheelchairs And Mobility Aids To Help Your Dog Move

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0700

(image) Does your dog need help walking or moving around? Whether your dog has suffered injuries requiring leg amputation, an illness or arthritis has weakened his legs so that his movements are restricted, you may want to look into some of the mobility aids available to help your dog stand up, walk, and accomplish tasks that improve his lifestyle.  From dog wheelchairs to simple cloth binders and floor gripping boots, these 7 mobiity aids should be able to help your dog enjoy life more fully.



8 Dog Potties That Are Way Better Than Trees

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 17:32:11 -0700

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Need a great indoor dog potty for your dog or puppy? Many possible scenarios might make you look into getting a new potty for your doggie, other than the obvious one of potty training your dog. If you want to have the option of having your dog go to the bathroom inside the house, there are some really good indoor toilet options now available. If you need reviews and recommendations, here are my top 8 picks for dog potties that are better than trees...




Smart Solution For An Indoor Cat: The Litter Garage

Mon, 11 May 2015 15:44:58 -0700

(image) An interior designer and a home re-modeller have figured out how to keep kitty inside the house without her litter box.  It's a contraption you put together yourself called the Litter-Garage™, but to use it you have to have a wall that adjoins your home and your garage.



The Corner Litter Cabinet Is About As Refined As A Litter Box Can Be

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:59:36 -0700

(image) One of my favorite cat-loving designers of cat furniture, The Refined Feline, has just come out with a really sharp Corner Litter Cabinet to match your decor and keep kitty's litter business discreetly away from your family and guests.



5 Ergonomic Pet Carriers That Provide Comfort For You Too!

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:44:44 -0700

(image) Small dog owners can get away with taking their dogs so many places. But dogs are more welcome visitors to commercial areas when they're carried by their owners.  Notice how employees treat your dog when he's at your waist level as opposed to when he's at your feet.  Makes sense, dogs can't pee on merchandise when they're in pet carriers.



13 Best Halloween Pet Costumes 2009: Cutest, Prettiest, Most Neurotic, Funniest, & More!

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:43:45 -0700

(image) Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love covering the dog costume beat for InventorSpot.  For 2009, we have some new categories of Halloween costume awards for dogs and cats, including Best Looking Witch,  Most Literary, Most Neurotic and our first one out, the Best Swine Flu Worker Pet Costume Awards.  (UPDATE: We've checked and many of these costumes are still available in 2015)  Enjoy them!



Want To Be A Party Animal? 15 Fun Animal Halloween Costumes

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0700

(image) If you are looking for a fun Halloween costume idea, how about becoming an animal? There seem to be as many animal costumes as there are animals in the world. Here are 15 of my favorite Fun and Funny Animal Costume Ideas to help you become the life of the party and be a true party animal.



Whimzees Natural Dental Cleaning Treats For Dogs (Product Review)

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:11:41 -0700

(image) My dog is the poster dog for bad teeth, so naturally I was dubious when I was sent a few packages of Whimzees™ to test on him.  He has chewed on a lot of 'teeth cleaning' treats, and I brush his teeth a few times a week, but he has yet to show me a beautiful smile. Anyway, I thought, what the heck, I'll see if these Whimzees work....



Petzi Treat Cam Treats You And Your Pets

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:55:22 -0700

(image) For those of us that like to keep an eye on our pets when we're at work or out of town, pet cameras have been a godsend.  The only problem is that you can't always get your pet to come around the camera so you can see her.  Petzilla, a San Jose, California start-up, has created a superb solution to that problem - the Petzi Treat Cam.  If a great treat can't get your dog or cat to the camera, nothing can. Your treat?  You get to see her!



New Pet Mat Provides Relief With Copper And Bamboo Charcoal

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:00 -0700

(image) If you have a senior pet, you're probably especially sensitive to her movements.  She may move slowly, favor one leg or hip, or show more fatigue after exercise or a walk than she used to. Achy Paws carries a Copper Comfort Pet Mat that provides relief and warmth to your dogs and cats, using age-old earth-produced natural curative materials - copper and bamboo charcoal.  How do these materials work? 



A Dog Paw Wash Invention That Makes Sense: The Paw Boss

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:25:40 -0700

(image) How many times have you said to yourself "Now why didn't I think of that?" Well, say it again.  A company called SKI Innovations has come up with a pet paw washing device called Paw Boss that actually washes each of your dog's paws with clean water.  Right.  Instead of putting paw two, three, and four into the same dirty water that washed paw number one, all four paws get fresh clean water and soap. Here's how it works....



Marines Send Google's Robotic Dog To Training Camp

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:30:00 -0700

(image) Spot, the newest Marine Corps trainee, may not be the first robotic dog to be deployed overseas, but if it (he?) gets that far, it will be the first dog robot to do the job that real dogs could be doing for the military without risking their lives.  But do you think quadra-pet robots could eventually become pals with their Marine trainers?



5 Best Vacuums For Pet Owners

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:33:04 -0700

(image) Have a pet and need a vacuum that can handle the needs of a pet owner? Pet dander, fur, hair, skin and feathers are a challenge to clean up in our homes. To make a 'clean sweep' of your home, you're going to need some strong suction to remove your pets' shedding.  Here are five of the best vacuum cleaners that, as it happens, specialize in pet hair!



A Collar That Tracks Your Dog's Health 24/7: The Voyce Health Monitor

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 19:43:08 -0700

(image) A new, patented, electronic collar, developed by biomedical engineers and members of the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, can now monitor your dog's health and activity levels and keep you informed in very detailed, easy to understand, information and graphics on your electronic devices.  It's called, appropriately, Voyce, for it tells you everything your dog would tell you if he could.



Protect Your Pet From Drowning With The Safety Turtle Alarm System

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:45:00 -0700

(image) Fortunately, Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson was right near his swimming pool a few weeks ago when his two bulldog puppies took a surprise splash for the first time.  One puppy swam like a fish; the other, 'Brutus,' sank "like a brick," according to Johnson.  But some pet parents or pet sitters may not be around when pets decide to take a plunge or accidentally fall into the water.  Whether your pets are in your backyard, or are boating, beaching, or hot-tubbing, the Safety Turtle Pet Immersion Kit will help you protect them and make the sinkable unthinkable.



Perfect Products! Sherpa Original Deluxe Pet Carrier & Sherpa Safety Suite Product Reviews

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 04:45:49 -0700

(image) Looking for the best pet carrier for your dog or cat? It's easy to understand why the Sherpa Original Deluxe is a top-selling pet carrier on Amazon.com: Sherpa has thought of everything.  Everything and everyone.  You, your pet, his safety in the car and on an airplane... Convenience, comfort, and safety is what it's all about. Don't believe me? Sherpa pet carriers are the only ones guaranteed to be accepted on most major U.S. airlines.  But for us land lovers, there are even more reasons to own the Sherpa Original Deluxe pet carrier and the Safety Suite.



Fishy Mother's Day Gifts And The Coolest Fish Bowls Too

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:16:02 -0700

(image) While writing about the best aquarium ads the other day, it struck me how relaxing it is just to watch one or two fish in a bowl; it's a very zen like experience that always seems to relieve stress. I thought why not buy a fish bowl and a small fish for my mom this Mother's Day, and do that for myself as well. I'll share the cool fish bowls I found in my search.



6 Warm Houses And Gadgets To Keep Your Dog Toasty This Winter

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0700

(image) It's been a long, hot summer but there are restless leaves blowing from cool breezes and, indeed, snow has already fallen in varioius parts of the northern hemisphere.  Our dogs are shivering in the cold even as they can't hide the delight in their eyes that cold has finally arrived.  A warm shelter is a perfect way for your pet to enjoy the winter weather.  Here are 5 of the top-rated insulated dog houses for your buddy, which promise to keep your dogs warm in winter and cooler in the summer.  For extra heat I've also listed a super dog-house heater for use when it's super cold outside.



Car Window Pet Gate Keeps Your Fresh-Air-Loving Dog Safe

Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:15:00 -0700

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How many times have you seen dogs hanging out of the passenger seat or rear window looking like they will surely try to fly out while their owners are nonchalantly driving while texting. Too many times, as far as I'm concerned.  Oh, I know dogs love the feel of the wind on their faces and all the great smells of places they've never been, but is the danger of losing one's dog really worth all that canine freedom?  Here's a compromise solution that gives your dog a fun car outing and keeps him safe as well....

 




Putting On The Dog With The 10 Hautiest Designer Pet Carriers

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:29:20 -0700

(image) I've noticed that when it comes to designer accessories like handbags, fans love to match them with other accessories. So if they buy a Gucci handbag, they'll want a Gucci wallet and key chain... and a Gucci pet carrier too.  Here are 10 of the newest styles of designer pet carriers from the likes of  Louis Vuitton, Juicy, Burberry, Gucci and more...



10 Hot Products to Keep Your Pets Cool

Mon, 30 Jul 2007 18:01:18 -0700

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Pets love to be outdoors in any season, but summers are especially dangerous times for them. Dogs and cats, especially, are not physiologically equipped to handle hot weather, as they can only sweat through their footpads, mouths, and noses. Here are ten innovative pet products to keep your pets cool during the dog days of summer: read more »



7 Top Grain-Free Dental Treats For Dogs & Cats

Sun, 17 May 2015 13:30:00 -0700

(image) In the last few years, dental chew bones for dogs and cats have taken up most of the end-caps in pet retail stores. But only most recently are they are being made in various shapes, like giant toothbrushes, that challenge multiple angles of canine and feline teeth.  As hard as these dental bones are, it's been even harder to find them in grain-free versions.  Here are 7 top grain-free dental treats for dogs and cats....



Dogs Livin' In The Lap-Lap-Lap Of Luxury With The Al Fresco Water Fountain

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:45:00 -0700

(image) For those of you who want to water your dogs and cats in style, here's a sweet-looking modern water fountain that fills the bill with several other advantages besides its sleek, modern design....



False Teeth For Cats! What Next?

Mon, 24 Mar 2008 09:45:47 -0700

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In an age when the humanization of pets seems to have few boundaries and little purpose but self-amusement, false teeth for cats might be grouped with cat clothing and wigs in the 'eccentric cat lady' category. But are false teeth for cats or any animal so crazy?




A Backpack Built For Two: Your Dog And Your Laptop

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:59:06 -0700

(image) One in five companies are now allowing workers to bring their pets into the office. Pets At Work, the Hong Kong brand of pet and pet lover products, has created a very clever backpack and pet shelter for those lucky employees, or for those who just like to have their (small) pooches and their laptops with them wherever they go! Here's P@W!



Another 10 Hilarious International Pet Ads

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 13:43:09 -0800

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It's been a few months since my last funny pet ads column, so I thought I would bring you some special ones for Valentine's Day... just say they're from the pets that love you so very much. This set of 10+ international ads is just as clever as the prior sets; there's something about our furry and feathered friends that brings out exceptional creativity in ad designers. See what you think...




Advertising's For The Dogs Says Beneful Dog Food

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 01:00:59 -0700

(image) What input does your dog have on your choice of dog food? Absolutely none, if you ask me.  But Nestlé, maker of Beneful Dog Foods, has other ideas.  Beneful ads are now being aimed directly at European canines.  U.S. dogs are next, you wait....