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It Was Just a Matter of Time: The Snuggie for Dogs

The Snuggie for Dogs

Fresh from the "Seriously!? Seriously." files, and just when you thought the Snuggie (or Slanket) had gone the way of the pet rock, brace yourself: Introducing the Snuggie for Dogs. Yes, you heard right, the Snuggie for Dogs.

Now your dog can be both warm and comfortable on the couch while being able to take a quick trip to the local dog park without having to take their blanket off. Its also a great gift idea for dogs who are Lord of the Rings enthusiasts and want to achieve the 'Gandalfy' look or who perhaps practice Buddhism. As well, given it's made of 100% synthetic mystery-material, the static charge generated by the Snuggie for Dogs can likely turn your dog into a super uber lint-roller and/or dust-bunny collection device. You'll never need to dust or vacuum your floors again.

As I understand it, the idea behind the original Snuggie is that it is essentially a blanket with sleeves and is open in the back, akin to a hospital gown. That said, the Snuggie for Dogs, as seen in the video on their site, is not "open in the back" but instead utilizes velcro closures to keep it on the dog. Call me crazy, but doesn't that make this something otherwise known a "dog coat?"

Regardless, you still need to watch the ridiculous video. Reason being, I had to watch it twice before believing that it was not a gag. This is an actual bona fide product….SRSLY. Enjoy!

Article reprint courtesy of The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley at Animal Planet.com

Tweet This: Fave finds for (and from) the Birds

Bright Bird Collar

Whether they tweet, chirp, squawk or cluck, all things avian flew into the fashion scene a few years ago and they've proudly remained on their perch ever since. From eclectic home and garden decor, cool pet collars and pet toys to darling tees…it's fun and easy as ever to celebrate the beauty of our feathered friends. Here are some favorite finds:

Bright Bird Collars: Bright and cheerful, with vibrant hues of pinks and oranges or reds and blues, your pup will stand out wherever he or she goes. $28 at Muttropolis.

Big Apple Bird Feeder

The Big Apple Bird Feeder: An apple a day…brings birds to play! This minimalist bamboo bird-feeder features three perches, a loop for hanging and a skewer to secure an apple. Easy to assemble and no messy seeds $25 at UncommonGoods.

Song Bird Cat Toys

Song Bird Cat Toys: These cute little birds make sweet chirping sounds when moved and shaken. Kitty will love playing and interacting with this cat toy. $5.99/ea at Muttropolis.


NovellesImages Bird Homestickers

Bird Flight Homestickers:  Temporary and repositionable, enjoy birdwatching from the comfort of your own home. Goofy bird call whistle or binoculars required. $30 by Novelles Images at Amazon.


Cat Man Doo Bonito Flakes: These fish flakes bring all the cats to the yard

Cat Man Doo Dried Bonito Flakes Just say yes to kitty crack

Healthy and natural for cats, the Cat Man Doo Dried Bonito Flakes are truly one of the seven wonders of the world, in that the most finicky, self-righteous and holier-than-thou cats actually come running for this mystifying treat. Ecstatic friends and gushing customer reviews report that their cats who regularly eat next to nothing will do backflips for these Bonito Flakes, which are preservative-free and made from Bonito fish, including the common or Atlantic Bonito and the Pacific Bonito.

The magic ingredient

According to the manufacturer, Cat Man Doo Dried Bonito Flakes offer the one and only stay-fresh sealed container on the market, allowing their flakes to arrive so fresh and flavorful with the tenderness cats crave. The nutritional value is maintained as a result of their special packaging process and the benefits are passed down to our pets by way of retention of the natural fish oils which provide urinary tract health, reduced hair balls, and a silky coat.

Containing no additives, preservatives or by-products, Bonito Flakes are an all-natural treat for both cats and dogs and are an excellent source of protein and taurine.

Priced at $4.99, you can find the Cat Man Doo Dried Bonito Flakes at muttropolis.com

Reprint courtesy of The Daily Treat on Animalplanet.com with Janet McCulley

Phone it in with the Dog Whistler by Mobeezio

Dog Whistler by Mobeezio My dogs Zazou and Lulu Schmoo come when I call them for the most part, but occasionally they will sniff out something or someone that is much more interesting than me and totally ignore my requests to return to home base.  They merely need to sniff out a wild rabbit running through our yard (which they will never catch) or the scent of a discarded half eaten Big Mac off the side of the road and my whistles and claps are all but ignored.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Enter The Dog Whistler App

Does your dog also periodically ignore you and your commands? Do you have an iPhone? If so, you can now take better control of your pooch and possibly teach your dog new tricks with the Dog Whistler App by Mobeezio. A completely free download from the Apple iPhone App Store, and rated one of the Top Ten Free Applications, the easy to use App mimics the sound of a dog whistle as you press the whistle picture on your screen. With four different presets, the sound range is adjustable from 800HZ to 2200HZ, and you can even create your own preset whistles.

I tried the Dog Whistler out on a range of dogs in different locations and some responded immediately while others were less impressed and/or slower on the uptake. Two of my test subjects responded quite unexpectedly, leading to the discovery of an entirely new application for the Dog Whistler. You can download the Dog Whistler for free at the Apple iPhone App Store.

Have you tried the Dog Whistler on your dog? If so, share your own experience and comments below!

ps. A note on dog whistles
According to trainers who use dog whistles, a dog whistle is best used with varying sequences to train your dog. For example, one long burst can mean "come," while a series of short, staccato bursts might mean "sit." Keep your whistle commands consistent and your dog will always know what you expect of him or her. For more information on dog training and behavior tips and techniques
, visit the Animal Planet Basic Training Dog Guide.

Watch the video and check out my research findings now!

Article and video reprint courtesy of The Daily Treat at Animalplanet.com