Do You Love Your Pup Enough to Buy It a $30,000 Doghouse?

What is billed as the world's largest dog show, Crufts 2015, is getting under way in England today. And to commemorate the occasion, Samsung tasked its designers and engineers with creating the world's most advanced and fully featured dog house. Does it matter that it would cost $30,000 to build? Most dog owners would… » 3/05/15 9:45am 3/05/15 9:45am

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 2/26/15 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

​How To Make A First Aid Kit For Your Dog

Don't panic, but there's a good chance that, at some point during his life, the furry ball of chaos you love deeply is going to get himself hurt. Probably while doing something stupid. Luckily, performing first aid on your dog is as easy as doing it on a human. Here's how to prepare. » 11/26/14 1:56pm 11/26/14 1:56pm

Your Dog Will Never Appreciate How Great This Alien Facehugger Leash Is

It's hard to not spoil your pets, and even harder when you come across an amazing dog leash and harness that makes it look like your pup is being attacked by a facehugger from Alien. Who cares if it costs $150? Get out of my dreams and onto my medium-sized dog. » 11/21/14 12:54pm 11/21/14 12:54pm

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

​How To Keep Your Pets Safe From Coyotes

The cockroach of predators? Coyotes now live in every state but Hawaii and thrive around human civilization, eating our garbage and sometimes, even our pets. Here's what you can do about the pesky critters. » 6/08/14 8:00am 6/08/14 8:00am

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

Shooting Challenge: A Better Pet Photo

Most of us take too many pictures of our pets. They're adorable, but how many are truly great photos worthy of hanging on the wall? For this week's Shooting Challenge, try to take a more amazing pet photo. » 4/09/14 4:30pm 4/09/14 4:30pm

A Treat-Dispensing Box Teaches Your Dog To Put Away Its Toys

Second only to the pain of your bare foot finding a tiny piece of Lego, is stepping onto an abandoned rawhide bone. It's a harsh reminder that your dog has no interest in cleaning up after itself, but with this treat-dispensing toy box, that doesn't have to be the case. » 3/26/14 4:20pm 3/26/14 4:20pm