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Originally posted 05/23/2011 07:45AM
Go ahead, do it – we dare you! We promise, no one will get hurt.
That's because Diego the cat isn't a real cat, but a pillow that looks just like a live kitty.
The lifelike cotton pillow ($19) is screen-printed with a black-and-white tabby, and is sure to bring some shed-free personality into any space, whether it's on a chair, on the bed or in a bookcase.
For those with actual cats in their homes already, it might be a good idea to introduce quiet Diego to his new roommates – we wouldn't want to see any filling go flying!
Originally posted 05/20/2011 07:45AM
We can think of a lot of things we'd rather do than clean our dog's teeth: Wash the dishes, clean the car, mop the floor. We'd gladly tackle any of these chores before zeroing in on that smelly set of canines. Thankfully, there's a new interactive chew toy that can make the task a little less scary.
Precision Pet's new Spinz toy contains all-natural ingredients that promote good dental hygiene. Injection molded with parsley, the 100-percent edible toy helps freshen the stinkiest doggie breath. And the bone-shaped bumpy surface rotates, scraping and cleaning your pup's teeth as he plays, helping to prevent gum disease.
Originally posted 05/18/2011 07:45AM
Many of us are looking for whole, natural, locally-sourced ingredients in our food - why shouldn't we extend the practice all the way to the snacks we give our dogs?
The new line of treats from Isle of Dogs includes 100 percent natural fruit and vegetable-based ingredients, and the treats don't come with any added fillers or synthetic vitamins.
Originally posted 05/17/2011 07:45AM
Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino was definitely looking "fresh to death," as his castmates would say, on Friday when he landed with the rest of the cast in Florence, Italy, sporting a sky blue tee with an animal-friendly message.
Originally posted 05/16/2011 07:45AM
We can't resist buying our children clothing and accessories with super cute animals on them – but wouldn't those items be even cuter if they could actually help a furry friend in need?
That's the philosophy behind the new family-run website AnnieWear.com. The company makes and sells its own adorable animal-themed children's clothing and accessories – inspired by the family's rescue pup Annie – and donates a portion of proceeds to pets charities.
Originally posted 05/12/2011 07:45AM
Four years ago last month, a frightened little black puppy was shivering in the woods; he was hungry, thirsty and chained to an old car axl at a place that would soon become notorious: Bad News Kennels in Virginia. He could hear the yelps, snarls and growls of other dogs who were being forced to fight for their lives at NFL quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting compound.
Originally posted 05/11/2011 07:45AM
We all know who man's best friend is. But an even better friend at 6 a.m. when your beloved pooch needs a walk? Coffee.
Originally posted 05/10/2011 09:00AM
What little kid doesn't love drinking from a personalized cup, and why wouldn't a dog love it just the same? Treat your pup to some custom lovin' with Kim Berger's personalized bowls.
Originally posted 05/06/2011 08:00AM
My dog is not a fetcher. He's more of a ... sitter. Or a farter maybe, on certain days. So for the sake of this experiment, I borrowed my neighbor's German short-haired pointer, Ruby, who may be the best ball retriever in the world, or at least on my street. I took Ruby to the local elementary school field to test Planet Dog's new Wood Chuck ball chucker.
Originally posted 05/05/2011 07:45AM
Dog and cat people, it's time for you to look under your couch. First, because there's a gaggle of your pet's lost toys waiting to be rescued. And, second, there's enough loose hair living under there to create a sizable furball creature.
Scotch's new Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper ($9.99) can help with both. Shaped like a broom, the cleaning tool's plastic triangular head is wrapped with a disposable Super-Cling sheet which grabs pet hair, dust and dirt in those hard-to-reach places like under the couch, along the baseboards and beneath your major appliances. Ever peeked under the fridge? One word: Yuck.
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