Japan Is Holding Actual Funerals For Sony's Robotic AIBO Dogs

When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic… » 2/26/15 11:11am Thursday 11:11am

It's Ok To Be a Crazy Cat Person When All Your Felines Are Robots

Most people look down on what's become known as 'crazy cat people' but it has less to do with the state of their mental health, and more about the impossible task of keeping a house full of felines clean. But what if those cats didn't need a litter box, never destroyed the furniture, and were immune to hair balls?… » 2/16/15 6:57pm 2/16/15 6:57pm

Caring For a Pet Jellyfish Is a Lot Easier When It's a Robot

If you have trouble keeping a goldfish alive in a simple bowl, the odds of you successfully maintaining a jellyfish are slim to none. But why go to the trouble of setting up a saltwater tank, acclimatizing your new pets, and feeding them planktonic eggs when Hexbug now has a perfectly believable robotic jellyfish » 2/13/15 11:42am 2/13/15 11:42am

Remote Control Fish Suddenly Make an Aquarium Sound Like Fun

An aquarium full of fish is basically just a nature-powered screensaver that you need to feed once a day. Wouldn't it be more exciting if there was more interaction than just tapping on the glass? With Hexbug's new Angelfish Aquabot, you can finally take control of your robotic underwater pet, and make it do more than… » 2/10/15 3:10pm 2/10/15 3:10pm

You'll Finally Understand Felines With the Meowlingual Cat Translator 

Many years ago the Bowlingual translator promised to finally bridge the communications gap between humans and dogs. But since a wagging tail and shredded toilet paper make it easy to figure out what a dog is thinking, it wasn't exactly a must-have gadget. Cats, on the other hand? That's a different story. » 2/05/15 6:40pm 2/05/15 6:40pm

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Warm This Winter

You wouldn't venture nearly naked into the frozen wastes of your neighborhood during the dead of winter just to use the outhouse, so why do you expect your dog to? This winter hasn't been nearly as intense as last year's snowpacalypse, but it's still a dangerous time of year for pets. Here are the tips and tech… » 1/10/15 2:00pm 1/10/15 2:00pm

A Collar Laser Pointer Is the Dangling Carrot Your Pet Will Never Catch

The only thing better than a toy that keeps your cat and dog occupied for hours is one that requires no intervention on your part. A ball needs to be tossed, a pull toy needs to be tugged, but this laser pointer that clips onto a collar will have your pet chasing, but never catching, that small red dot until they're… » 10/02/14 5:00pm 10/02/14 5:00pm

A Dog Cage With Crumple Zones Protects Your Pup During a Car Accident

They've been a popular option for pet owners taking road trips with their dogs in Sweden for the past decade, but these wonderfully over-engineered Variocages are finally available in North America. Like your car, the cages are designed with crumble zones to absorb impacts during a crash, providing extra protection… » 6/26/14 12:20pm 6/26/14 12:20pm

Watch all these dogs run on their dog treadmills in their dog gym

Sometimes when you have a lot of dogs, they don't all get the exercise they need. Not these dogs though, they get to use these sweet dog treadmills at their outdoor dog gym. So even though there's a lot of dogs, they all get to be active. Well, most of them. The dog on the left is just out for a relaxing stroll. » 5/23/14 12:12am 5/23/14 12:12am

A Sleeping Bag Designed Just For Man's Best Friend

If you'd rather bring your faithful companion with you on a camping trip than have them stuck in a kennel for a week, you're probably going to want them to be as comfortable as you are. And if they're too big to share your sleeping bag, the Noblecamper gives them their own cozy place to crash every night. » 5/22/14 5:00pm 5/22/14 5:00pm

Detroit's Airport Just Installed a $75,000 Indoor Dog Bathroom

If you thought there was nothing worse than flying with little kids, just think about the complications of traveling with a dog. Most dogs fly in crates, but service animals are allowed in terminals and plane cabins. And so that their owners don't have to navigate the maze of airport security for an outside break,… » 4/23/14 4:10pm 4/23/14 4:10pm