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Pet Eye View Digital Camera

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

Pet CameraWould you really what to know what your dog or cat has been up to? Now you can with Uncle Milton’s Pet Eye View Digital Camera. The mini-cam clips to your pet’s collar as the built-in timer automatically takes pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes. It has a water-resistant ABS housing and comes with a lithium-ion battery, and USB cable and charger. While the gadget is creative, we are not sure we would spend the $44.99 to see images of dust bunnies and ancient crumbs that our cat would find behind the refrigerator.

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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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Paradise Image SunSpa for Pets

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Design, Misc. Tech,

SunSpaParadise Image has developed the SunSpa for your pets. The company says it is the equivalent of sunlight shining through a window. The wooden arch has a temperature range of 80 to 85º at 150 watts for about 5,000 hours. The pad folds up for easy storage and its cover is odor, stain, and water resistant. The unique item will be on display May 16 to 18 at the Baltimore Pet Spring Trade Show, if you happen to be in the area. We are hoping the SunSpa will be so popular that the company will make one for humans.

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Pet Door Way is Selective

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

Pet Door WayWant a sophisticated doggy door that won’t let in any other neighborhood pets or pests? The Pet Door Way offers automatic operation activated by your fuzzy friends. Made of an ABS plastic polimer body and aluminum alloy frame, the door is motor-operated with auto-dead bolt and security alarm. It comes with 2 sensors, remote, installation hardware, and a year’s warranty in three different sizes for $395.00, $495.00, and $695.00. At that price, hope that someone doesn’t wise up to the gizmo, steal it off your dog or cat, and sneak him/herself through the door.

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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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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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Meowlingual Cat Translation Device is Purr Fun

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Misc. Tech, Toys,

Meowlingual Cat Translation Device

As a cat owner, this writer has wished many times that her beloved cat Woody could talk, if only to explain a lot of his

nutty behavior

idiosyncracies. If you’re a cat owner, you’ve no doubt wished the same. Well, the folks at Takara Tomy are having fun with the concept by introducing the Meowlingual Cat Translation Device. Like it’s successful predecessor, the Bowlingual Dog Translator (yes, we’re serious), it’s basically a toy that, when held up to your fave feline, “interprets” whatever he/she is meow-ing to you. The “translation” (such as “I can’t stand it”), is then displayed on its screen. It’s all good, silly fun, and a great gift for cat owners. The device will be released in Japan this November, no word on a stateside release. But at 8,800 yen (approx. $74 USD), we think the faux translator’s a tad expensive, so we’ll continue to wait for someone to invent a real one.

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