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Video Chat And Dispense Treats To Your Pets Remotely

PetChatz

Ever find yourself at work, wondering how your furry ball of love is doing? You know, that food processing machine that sits around all day doing its best to be useless? You know… your cat? If you’re crazy enough, you can get the PetChatz two-way videoconferencing apparatus for pets. Not only can it alert you when your kitty is around (we say kitty, but really, it could work with anything, we suppose), but it can call him with a special tone and scent. And once he’s in front of that screen and he can see you, and you him, and you’ve “talked” for a while… just press a button to dispense a treat! Isn’t that neat? Yeah… it’s neat. It’s also so neat how expensive it is: $349. Yeah, that’s neat too, isn’t it? Cats are neat. Neat and appreciative. Cats are grand. Yeah they are.

You can pre-order now.

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DOGTV: Now Dogs Can Watch TV While Their Owners are At Work

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Don’t leave your dog with nothing to do when you’re off at work or running some errands. Flip over to the DOGTV channel instead, and let them watch some dog-themed shows on the tube while they wait for your return. “What’s DOGTV?”, you might ask. Well, it’s a television channel that features programming that’s “scientifically programmed” for your dog.

DOGTV’s 24/7 programing helps stimulate, entertain, relax and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences and behavior patterns, all from a dog’s point of view.

While not taking any official position, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) said any relaxation and stimulation for pets is good. But it doubted that all dogs will take to it.

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‘Doctor Meow’ Bow Ties are for the Coolest Cats on the Block

Doctor Meow

The bow tie is part of Doctor Who’s signature outfit. He always dresses so sharply and his dapper look isn’t complete without that distinct bow tie. Now your cat can share that same look, thanks to the advent of Doctor Meow.

These are tiny, elastic bow ties in various colors featuring a variety of patterns that fit most felines. They were created by print designer Crystal Dennis from the Real Art creative studio. Crystal explained that she got the inspiration for the bow ties from the hit show.

Question for artist: Does your product have a fun story behind it? If so, what is it?

Answer: The 11th Doctor Who is a bowtie-wearing Time Lord from Gallifrey. If he’s getting flack on his style choices he’s like, “What? Bowties are cool!” (…or a Stetson, or a fez).

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It’s a Dog Day Afternoon, Every Day: Dog Bark Park Inn

Dog Bark Park Inn

Ever wondered what it would feel like to live in a dog house? Well, wonder no more and check out the Dog Bark Park Inn instead. So it’s not exactly a dog house (as in, where your pet dog lives in), but it’s a literal dog house (meaning, it’s built in the shape of an actual dog–and in this, it’s a giant beagle.)

The bed and breakfast guesthouse was created by owners Dennis and Frances, who happen to be woodcarvers. They also make and sell chainsaw sculptures of beagles on-site. Dang, they must love beagles so much!Continue Reading

Every Cat Needs One: Solar System Cat Hat

Solar System Cat Hat

Your cat will probably hate you for it, but it’s just too funny to pass up on.

For many cat owners, their feline companions are the centers of the universe. This hat by Etsy seller Wendy Casazza Scruton just translates that fact into something tangible because it literally makes the cat the center of one particularly tiny universe. Wendy actually calls it the “cat fascinator” and describes it as being best for extra patient kitties.

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The Modern Day Technophile Does Not Play Fetch With His Dog Like Regular People

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The iFetch device pictured above will throw a ball 10ft, 20ft, or 30ft., so that you don’t have to. It’s meant to be used entirely by your dog, without your intervention. It features a large funnel shaped opening that your pup will hopefully learn how to use, and is activated by the introduction of a ball. Take your pooch to a park, set this on the floor and watch as your canine amuses himself with minimal intervention on your part. If the animal was any smarter, it would resent you for not “spending quality time with it”. Or maybe it’ll do that anyway. I don’t own a dog and never have; will they even notice?

Either way, it’s $75 to pre-order one on Kickstarter.

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Bowser Crochet Sweater Turns Your Turtle Into Super Mario’s True Nemesis

Bowser Sweater

Got a pet turtle? Love Bowser (or at least the franchise that he’s a part of)? Then you’ll find these crocheted turtle wear by Squirrel Picnic uber-adorable. The talented Jennifer is behind the unique handmade creations on the site, and she chose to crochet this Bowser sweater that fits your average turtle after receiving a challenge on her blog.

The result is nothing short of amazing.

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Cat Beards: Cat Required, Facial Hair Optional

Cat Beard

Cat Beards are a thing now. Images of cat owners positioning their felines strategically to make it look like they had a beard have gone viral over the past few days and the trend is still going strong.

Cat Bearding had its humble beginnings around a year ago when one cat owner decided to take a picture with his pet looking like his beard on catasters Tumblr. The rest, as they say, is history–until the next best or funniest viral thing comes along. You can hit the break for a clip featuring the best of the best cat beards posted on the interwebs so far.

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Cat Tantalizer: A Green Toy for Your Kitty Cat

Solar Cat Toy

If you’re conscious about your carbon footprint, then chances are you’re already living a pretty green life. So why don’t you go the extra mile and start your cat off towards the path of greener living, too? You can change his diet, buy organic cat litter, and make playtime as green as can be by replacing his battery-powered toys with the solar-powered Cat Tantalizer.

As its name suggests, this toy will tantalize your feline companion. It’s meant to be stuck on your window, where hopefully a lot of sunlight streams in. When the rays hit the toy’s solar cell, the Tantalizer’s motor comes to life, moving the rod back and forth and giving your cat one helluva fun time.

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