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Connected Smart Litter Weighs Your Cat’s Poo, Keeps Track Of Its Health

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Cats are sleeping and pooping machines by design. And despite their limited use, we love them and want to make sure they stay healthy. To that end, a San Diego company called Pet Wireless has created the Tailio, a connected smart litter. After connecting to your home’s Wifi, the built-in scale starts keeping track not only of your cat’s weight as it does its business, but of the weight of its poo and pee as well. A healthy feline stays more or less at a constant weight, and so do its excrements; any unusual fluctuations could indicate a health issue. Tailio will send all the data to the cloud where it’ll be analyzed and communicated to you.

Aside from looking for possible health concerns, you can use Tailio to keep track of your cat’s growth, or to assess the effectiveness of a weight loss program. And if you fancy yourself a cat lover and a data nerd, a $99 pledge will get you your very own Tailio.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Catnip Joints, Because Why Should You Be The Only One Getting High?

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If you’re going to roll up a doobie, be a brother and help your kitty out. There he’s been all these years, staring at you while you wharf down on your pizza, hoping for bits of pepperoni to fall on the floor. That’s no way to love. These Catnip Joints will let your feline friend indulge in some cat-safe trippin of his own. Each joint contains 100% pure catnip, with no fillers or anything else. They’re wrapped in cloth and shouldn’t open up and make a mess. Toss him one and watch him trip out, leaving you to do your own thing guilt-free. It’s $10 for a set of 5.

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Adorably Horrifying: Kittens and Sloths Make Slittens

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Got a case of the Monday blues? Then head on over to Slittens and turn that frown upside down. No, that’s not a link to a gallery of adorable kittens or baby animals (although checking those out isn’t a bad idea either.) Rather, you’ll find yourself starting at photo after photo of a new breed of animals called slittens. Okay, so they might look freaky at first glance, but they’ll eventually grow on you.

What are slittens?, you might ask. I’ve never heard of them before. Well, they’re basically what you get when kittens and sloths come together–not naturally, of course, but by the wonders of PhotoShop.

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This Giant Hamster Wheel Is Made For Cats

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This is an exercise wheel for cats, and it’s called One Fast Cat. It’s $200. Like any moderately expensive things you buy for your cats, they’re going to sniff it twice and go sit in an empty cardboard box instead. So you might want to think twice before you jump aboard. The cat in the video is actually a Bengal cat, who are somewhat more wild versions of cats and tend to want to exercise considerably more than a regular house cat.

Some features to note are that it’s made from recycled plastics and its “surface is made from a closed cell EVA foam to prevent claws from catching and allowing cats to run naturally using their claws for safe footing.” It’s easy to wash and comes in a small box for you to assemble at home. The Kickstarter is fully funded, so that pledge should net you a giant paperweight feline exercise wheel by September of this year.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

The Best Patty Ever: Cat Burger Pillow

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A comfortable cat is a happy cat, and nothing is more comfortable than the Cat Burger Pillow. As the name implies, it’s a pillow for cats in the shape of really fat and really plushy burger buns. Just open it up and sandwich your cat in between when it’s nap time. She might resist it at first, but she’ll love it for you in the end.

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This Guy Makes The Most Awesome Feline Jungle Gym We’ve Ever Seen

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Some people are really serious about their cats. Stefan Hofmann understands this, and designs modular “furniture” specifically for your furry friends. Through his company, Goldtatze, he makes and installs these in what appears to be endless configurations. Words really don’t quite make his creations justice, so why don’t you hit the jump and feast on a whole bunch of pictures.

Also, we don’t have any info on price but we’re going to go ahead and assume we can’t afford any of this.

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Cat Battle Armor Made From Leather

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You gotta love crazy cat people, if only for the entertainment value. You’re looking at a handmade $500 Cat Battle Armor, being sold on Etsy by a seller who goes by the name of “schnabuble”. We’re going to go out on a limb and assume this person really loves cats and gave the kitty in the picture some kitty drugs or kitty hypnosis or something, because the cats we’ve come across would’ve “battled” to keep the armour off. Anyway, here’s a description in the seller’s own words:

100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty. Completely hand-made from durable veg-tan leather, this is no mere costume piece. Your cat will become an unstoppable force for slaughter in this fully articulated suit, shielding him/her from foes while allowing unimpeded movement across the battlefield or living room floor. The imposing torso section features several riveted, articulated plates and a terrifying rack of dorsal spines.

Cute.

Hit the jump for a bunch more pics.

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Ca$hcats is a Website that Shows Cool Cats With Cold Hard Cash

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Apparently, taking pictures of your cat while it’s buried in piles of cash is a thing now–so much so that a website called Ca$hcats eventually came to be. It’s a site that accepts submissions from folks all over the world who have two things: a cat and lots of money (or lots of $1 bills.) Some pictures contain combo cats and stacks of cash, while others have a single feline curled up on a cushy bed of paper bills.

Wouldn’t it be funny though, if the cat decided to stretch and proceed to scratch the bills apart mid-shoot? Yeah, I bet that would put this strange trend to a stop if it happened enough to owners with now-empty wallets.

Head on over to Ca$hcats to check out some shots of cats with their cash.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Uber Delivers Adoptable Kittens On-Demand for National Cat Day

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Every year, people all across the country celebrate cats and their awesomeness on October 29, which is known as National Cat Day. This year, Uber collaborated meme site Cheezburger to do something different. They set up a temporary service which ran for five hours to deliver adoptable kittens on demand to people who wanted one.

In case you haven’t heard of them, Uber is an app that lets people call for a car service with a tap of a button. They updated their app with a “KITTENS!” button last week, where users can instead opt to have a cat delivered instead of a car for $20. For that amount, users were treated to fifteen minutes of snuggling with a kitty plus cupcakes from Ace of Cakes while supplies lasted. They also had the option to adopt the kitten if they wanted to.

The best part? All of the proceeds were donated to local animal shelters. More details about the event that was here.

VIA [ C|NET ]