Dog Drinking Fountain

The Doggie Fountain is great way to provide cool, fresh water for your dog companion, especially as summer approaches.

Your faithful dog companions, and perhaps the occasional raccoon, fox or other intelligent four-legged friends, might also learn to get their own fresh and safe drinking water using the Doggie Fountain. It is way better than a dog bowl that gets too hot during the day, gets knocked over, or gummed up with all sorts of garden muck.

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June 18, 2012

Obese Dog Stairlift

Companion pets are becoming increasingly obese with busy pet owners not taking enough time to ensure their animal companions get enough exercise or eat properly. A new dog stairlift, dubbed the Stair of the Dog 2022, helps transport overweight animals up the stairs so they can sleep with their owners.

So, if you want to indulge your pet (and their extra poundage), buy them the stairlift and, at the touch of a doggie button that perhaps your pet could get to operate themselves, they get an easy ride up and down the stairs.

The UK device, costs around £5,000 (US$7,935 or €6060), and is designed by a UK insurance company in response to the prediction that dog obesity will rise from 33% at present with 52% of UK dogs expected to be dangerously overweight by 2022.

Though, the rise in obesity may not be all inflicted from overindulgent pet owners, with many human studies linking phthalates, found in shampoos, soaps, lotions, paint and pesticides, as well as soft plastics (maybe your doggie friends favorite chew toy) with absorption into the body can act as a endocrine disruptor that interrupts correct function of glands and hormones. So it may not be a surprise to find your pet companion suffering from some of the same household chemical products that are affecting their metabolism too.

While Stair of the Dog 2022 might be a good idea for injured pets, it surely can’t be a great idea for obese ones – more exercise, a natural diet, and not too many snacks nor treats would be a better place to time, energy and money.

Via More Than & Natural News

April 8, 2012

Dog Fence Window

No wonder there are so many barking dogs in the city – the creatures remain hidden behind high fences. They can only communicate with the outside world via scent and sound (i.e. barking). The ingenious PetPeek Window allows dogs the opportunity to see what is going on outside the face and interact with neighboring dog friends.

“The PetPeek Window is a durable, clear, hard acrylic dome 9.5 inches (24cm) in diameter, with a black trim-ring and all necessary hardware for easy do-it-yourself installation into your wooden or vinyl fence,” explains the company’s website. Cost is US$34.98 (€26.81).

Visit: http://www.petpeek.info/

December 23, 2011

Kitty Meow Cat Beds

Your feline companion can sleep peacefully in these fabulous Kitty Meow cat beds, created by Paul Hendrikx of Dutch design company Studio Mango.

The Kitty Meow is made from polyethylene plastics, is durable and can be used indoors or outside. The design concept was developed for PetsInn Shanghai, China, and really is the cat’s meow for a feline nap.

Visit: http://www.studiomango.nl/

Via Design Milk

November 15, 2011

Vintage Pet Beds

Upcycled suitcases and television sets become the perfect eco-friendly bed for your furry friends. Created by Oregon–based Atomic Attic (comprised of Miles and Aimee Harrison), the designer duo takes old vintage objects and transforms them into the purrfect handmade homes for cats and small dogs.

“This is a great way to add vintage charm to a typically boring pet bed,” explain the designers. “Each piece comes with a removable, triple stitched, machine washable fluffy cushion for cleaning convenience.”

Via Etsy & NotCot

September 12, 2011

Cardboard Cat Teepee

Provide your cat with a 100% recycled cardboard home that comes complete with six interchangeable ornaments from Canada-based Loyal Luxe. The 22x22x26inch (56x56x66cm) Cat Teppee comes flat-packed with simple and easy to follow assembly directions.

The Cat Teepee sells for US$24 (€17).

Visit: http://loyalluxe.com/

Via DesignBoom

August 4, 2011