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Designer Dog Washer Needs No Shampoo

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science,

Wan Love Yu

IDEC has released its hi-tech Wan Love Yu (”Dog Love Bath”,) which does without shampoo. Instead it utilizes a shower head that discharges water with about half a million air bubbles per cubic centimeter. With technology used by industrial water treatment systems, the bubbles are small enough to remove dirt and odors from a pup’s skin and hair follicles. The 27.5 x 27.5 x 43cm jacuzzi and hose combination goes on sale this week at a price somewhere between 600,000 and ¥700,000 (~$6,000.00 to $7,000.00.)

 

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Canine Marks His Territory on Natalie Portman

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Oops Photos,

Natalie Portman, dog

While out with her boyfriend in New York, actress found herself the target of a misdirected potty break yesterday.

Apparently fame and beauty can’t shield you from life’s ugly messes.  Pissy pooches know no boundaries.

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Cloning Your Pooch

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Science,

TriggerFor years people have saved their pets through taxidermy, including Roy Rogers, who had Trigger and Bullet stuffed and placed in his museum. Now, thanks to a So. Korean company, you can have your pup forever immortalized by cloning. RNL Bio will gratefully accept your $150,000 and claims that there is a 25% possibility of success. Seoul National University will be performing the actual procedure and although RNL prefers creating guard dogs, they won’t turn down a beloved pet. While this is a nice idea if you adored your dog, you might want to double think the idea if he/she was hesitant to become housebroken when a puppy.

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Paris Hilton Plays Hide the Pooch

Paris Hilton, dogsHotel heiress was doing normal promotion for her movie when she smilingly answered a question posed to her by . Hilton told the talk show host she has 17 -seventeen- dogs. How did the dogs reach such an astronomical count? “They keep having babies, and I feel bad to give them away ‘cause I feel like if I had a baby and someone gave it away, it’d be mean.” So, she just keeps them all. Welcome to the logic and mindset of Paris Hilton - spend too much time here and you’ll forget to wear underwear but maintain all sorts of canine morality.

After this network appearance, animal services turned up at the Hilton home. Because Paris isn’t a pet breeder, she actually can’t have more than three dogs at a single address. However, department officials weren’t able to find any dogs (or the heiress herself) at the mansion. A rep for the heiress claims the doggies are actually divided up among those close to Paris, and always have been.

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Bleeding Edge TV 248: Zoombak GPS family, vehicle, and pet locator

It’s 10:00.  Do you know where your dog is?  Or your car, or the loved one who is responsible for the car?  Zoombak is aiming to make sure you never have to look far to get the answer to that question.  Their advanced locators come in two sizes, one perfect for placing in an auto and one made to clip on to the collar of a dog weighing 12 pounds or more.

Both versions of Zoombak offer the ability to set up “safety zones,”  via the Zoombak website.  When the auto or dog that is wearing the Zoombak GPS unit leaves the safety zone, Zoombak will send a text message or an email with the location of the unit, and the location can be tracked live on Zoombak’s website.

Dog and Auto units retail for $200 and $250 respectively, and Zoombak’s monthly service starts at $9.99 a month.


Petside.com is like MySpace for Pet Owners

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Internet,

Woody the Cat

Are you one of those “I-love-my-pet-as-much-as-I-love-my-kids” type? Join the club (that’s my cat Woody up above), which is why we may meet someday at Petside.com, a “web portal” created by NBC and Proctor & Gamble. Think of it as AOL meets MySpace meets Petco and you get the idea. There’s tons of useful info including articles, links, message boards, videos and vet advice about dogs and cats (owners of hamsters, birds, rabbits, etc. will have to wait till the site expands), and of course lots of pet and non-pet advertising.  But the site’s would-be piece de resistance is the “My Petside” section, still in Beta, where visitors are encouraged to create social networking profiles about themselves and their four-legged friend…and connect with other animal owners. A great idea bound to succeed, given our devotion to our pets—and heavy promotion on NBC’s “Today Show.”

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Washing Machine Meant For Dogs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech,

Dog Washing Machine We’re not sure if this is a godsend or cruelty in action. Folks in Poitiers, France, now have a washing machine for canines. Costing more than $30,000, the appliance washes and dries your dog in about 4 minutes, while the operator stands safely dry outside the apparatus. During its demo, the machine’s owner sat in with the pup to prove it was safe. We know that our dog will run at the sound of running water in the tub, so we can imagine what effect this might have on other furry friends. The very least the gadget should do is electronically toss in some kibble between cycles.

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This Chess Set is Raining Cats and Dogs

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Toys,

Dog and Cat Chess set

For whatever reasons, dogs and cats just don’t dig each other. Fortunately, they’ve found a way to hash out their differences in a calm, cerebral, setting: the chess board. The animals even decided to dress in medieval costumes, we’re assuming to class things up after decades of back alley fights. After checkmate is declared, the carved, poly-resin pets retire to the chess board’s drawer, where they await their next battle. The chess board measures 15” by 15” and weighs 16 lbs. The King piece is 3.5” high. Truly for the chess enthusiast, the set is currently on sale for $129 USD.

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Headless Pups House Sound

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, Design, Music,

WoofersYou can think of this either as a throwback to the old RCA mascot or as a work of art. Two porcelain dogs contain a co-axial speaker system. Designed by Buro Vormkrijgers, the Woofers (pun intended,) are each 20 x 11.5 x 17-inches and made of polyester. Available in black or white, they will deliver 60 to 180 watt RMS with 4 ohm impedance and can be yours for $900.00 for the pair, if you really want a pair of decapitated canines hanging around the house.

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Check Into Your Dog’s Business

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Misc. Tech, USB,

Tomy Wonder Shot

We read not too long ago about a couple that left their video camera on while they were at work to see what their dog did when they were away. It turns out that the canine took out all of his toys from a box when they left and returned them when he heard the car pull up. So how sneaky is this Wonderful Shot by Tomy? The 3.5 megapixel cam holds 8 MB of memory (about 90 photos,) and has a remote, variable timer, and rechargeable battery via USB. It comes comes with a collar clip and we were thinking that for $79.00, one could turn it a decent baby cam.

 

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