Let's be honest: cat litters can get funky pretty quickly and even if they don't, you have to change them every few days so that your place doesn't smell. That being said, there are quite a few new ways of keeping your kitty litter smelling like roses. There's nothing like keeping those funky odors under control, while still keeping your kitty cat happy.
We've tried various methods to keep our cats happy and well watered, since hydration is key to their health (alongside tummy rubs). One of the coolest pet watering set ups comes to us from Hack a Day and does involve some Arduino and soldering skills. If you want to ensure your pet always has water, this might be the method if you're DIY minded...
Today we woke up with snow on the ground and two cats curled tight against us in our bed, trying to keep warm. What better way to celebrate a snow day than with a roundup of the best tech products and tips for helping your pet beat the cold this winter?
If you've got a cat and a laptop, you've probably found your kitty lounging about near or on your laptop (or just on computers in general). While we understand that cats enjoy sitting on something warm, it's kind of funny and annoying at the same time. I can't remember the number of times that I've shushed my own cat Yoda off my laptop. What can you do to stop this behavior?
Our cat Eero is capable of a convincing impression of the rapt attention we bestow upon our laptops, as captured last night when we came back into the living room to catch her apparently catching up with her favourite petblogs. (though we suspect it might be for the warmth emanating from the toasty processor within). Though she's not really big on social networking or watching Animal Planet, she does love when we bring out the laser pointer we purchased for our cats' amusement. Since tis the season for giving, why not get your pet something a little special ontop of the deserved attention and affection they crave most?
Every cat owner knows that felines can be decidedly low-tech in their toy preferences, often eschewing that new catnip-filled mouse for the plastic wrapper it came in. But cats crave variety in their playtime accoutrement. (No, seriously...a bored cat is an unhappy cat.) Here are three affordable, battery-operated toys created to keep your furry pal entertained.
What do my Boston Terrier, 6-inch stiletto heels and a mojito have in common? They all make me really happy and yet none of them belong in my office. You see, my dog, Bacon, is crazy full of energy and, given the chance, he'd love to distract me from whatever I'm working on. So when I'm on deadline, Bacon's kicked out of the office. If you're not as steadfast on the no-dogs rule as I am, you can still set some boundaries.
We've already called the Dyson DC31 Animal the best pet hand vac out there. Now they've announced a new attachment for Dyson full size uprights, designed to remove excess fur and skin. It's like a Flowbee for mutts!
That's our little troublemaker Eero up there investigating our new short term guest, the Mint robot floor cleaner. We're in the process of putting the Mint through everyday household use for a review next week, but an amusing side note is how the Yves Behar designed robotic cleaner has become a popular focus of entertainment for our two cats.