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Tag Archives: Pets

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.

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Find Pets That Look Just Like the Ones You Had Before with PetMatch

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What do you look for in a pet? Some consider looks above all else, while others take note of activity level and the specific needs of the breed before making a choice. If you’re of the same mind with the former, then you’ll find the PetMatch app useful. It promises to help you find a pet that looks just like the one you had in mind. You could even use it to find a pet that looks like your old pet before he died and went to heaven.

All you have to do is fire the app up and upload a picture of your desired pet or of your pet that just passed on, and the app will do the rest. SuperFish, the parent company behind PetMatch, explains: “Our sophisticated algorithms (and our registered patents) allow us to analyze every picture and provide similar and near identical images in real time — no text tags, no human involvement.” Once a match is found, the app will send you info on where you can fetch your new companion.

You can download the app on iTunes.

[ PetMatch ] VIA [ C|NET ]

Don’t Need It, But Want It: Shark Fin Life Jacket For Dogs

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If you take your canine best friend everywhere and do everything with him–including swim–then it’s time to get him a life vest of his own, just in case. What better one than this Shark Fin life jacket that keeps him afloat while making him look like the most adorable doggy that ever lived?

As the name implies, the life jacket has a little shark’s fin at the back, which you can use to help pull your dog out of the water if you need to. The life jacket keeps your dog afloat, whether or not he’s doing the doggie paddle or not. With the life jacket on, you don’t have to worry about him going under, although you should keep a close eye on him while he’s in the water with you.

The Shark Fin life jacket costs $39.98.

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BarkerBag is a Sleeping Bag For You and Your Canine Companion

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You wouldn’t leave your best friend out in the cold now, would you? There’s no reason to, really, even if he does happen to be of the furry, canine type. That’s because things like the BarkerBag exist now. If you’re fond of taking your dog with you when you go spend some time in the great outdoors or go camping, then this pet-friendly sleeping bag might just be what you’re looking for.

Aside from a sleeping compartment for you, the human, there’s an extension off to one side for your canine best friend. The extension also has a cinchable collar to keep your dog secure in place so he doesn’t run out and run off into the night.

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You Lazy Bum: iFetch Is An Automatic Ball Launcher For Dogs

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You get a dog, you’re supposed to do a few things. Give it exercise, for instance. If you’re too lazy to go jog with it, it’s still acceptable to go outside and just stand around playing fetch with him. But if even that’s too much effort, you’ll be delighted to find out about iFetch. It’s a simple to use automatic ball launcher that can be set to 10, 20, or 30 feet. You simply teach your pup to bring the included miniature tennis balls to the wide opening, and it’ll toss the ball for him to fetch with no interaction needed on your part. It’s $100 and comes with two balls, while a set of 5 more is $10.

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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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Whistle Dog Collar Is A Wearable For Your Puppy

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Wearables are all the rage these days, from smartwatches to life logging devices, there’s something for everyone. So why should your dog feel left out? The Whistle Activity Monitor is like a Fitbit for your canine companion. It tracks your dog’s every movement and feeds it back to your through a smartphone app. This way you can know if he’s getting enough exercise, enough playtime, and enough rest.

$129.

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Pet Safe Pet Paint: It Exists

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Some of your will roll their eyes and want to tell us that this has been around for years. It probably has, but guess what, we’d never seen it. Shame on us, we suppose. But for those of you equally in the dark, PetPaint seems to be the most effective way to strip your pet from whatever dignity a pet might have. It’ll make you look like that guy (or gal) but hey, if getting noticed is your thing, you’re but a few clicks away. This product is safe for the animals to lick and chew, and is usually applied with the use of a stencil. A can of spray costs around $10, while a stencil is $5.

Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures of dogs being treated like art class projects.

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Pug Stars in Adorably Hilarious Remake of ‘Home Alone’

Home Alone is one of those Christmas classics that never gets old. In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen this, it’s about a kid named Kevin who gets left behind when his family goes on vacation in Paris. He lives it up and does everything he normally wouldn’t be able to do with his parents around–until a pair of burglars come and try to rob his house. That’s when the fun begins.

But what would the movie be like if Macaulay Culkin were replaced with a pug? With the same plot, the same characters, different actors, the result is as hilarious as it is adorable. This puppy-themed remake of the movie was done by The Pet Collective.

VIA [ Incredible Things ]