For most of us pet lovers, we are constantly looking for ways to better our fur-children’s lives. We buy them things like beds that are sometimes more comfortable than our own, drinking fountains that filter their water, trendy clothes (okay, sometimes this one is for our own amusement), and more toys than they know what to do with. People love spoiling their pets, and why shouldn’t we? They make our lives better in so many ways!
Here’s our top ten favourite pet inventions, let us know in the comments which one is your favourite!
10. Pet Life "Pour" Protection Leash Holder Pet Umbrella
Amazon - $29.78 CAD
If my dog sees it’s raining outside, he suddenly doesn’t have to go out anymore, it’s like magic, until I find a wet spot on the floor. Some dogs dislike the rain and will do just about anything to avoid it. Now you can keep your little friend dry with the Leash Holder Pet Umbrella, available on Amazon. This umbrella comes in several different colours and features reflective lining to keep you and your dog safe on rainy evening walks.
9. Bake A Bone The Original Dog Treat Maker
Amazon - $80.00 CAD
It’s important to know what’s in your dog’s food. We want our fur babies to live long healthy lives, and what we feed them is a huge contributor to their health. My typical rule of thumb when I’m buying my dog treats, is if I can’t understand the ingredients, then they’re not going in my dog’s mouth. With the Bake A Bone Treat Maker you can make your own bone shaped dog treats in your own kitchen. It also comes with a book of organic and allergy sensitive recipes perfect for the health conscious dog owner.
8. LICKI Brush
PDX Pet Design - $25.00 USD
The LICKI Brush is a brush designed to fit in your mouth and “lick” your cat with (you can’t make this stuff up). I wondered to myself if this was a case of a gag gone too far, but it’s here now for your cat’s grooming pleasure. It features soft, food-grade silicone rubber designed to feel pleasurable to your cat's skin, and bristles on top and bottom for ease of use.
7. Back To The Roots - Aqua Farm Fish Tank
Amazon - $72.50 CAD
Almost every fish owner has been guilty at one point or another for letting the fish tank get a little grimy. Let’s face it, unless you’re Monica Geller, not many people actually “love” cleaning.The Aqua Farm Self Cleaning Fish Tank is one of the coolest innovations in the wonderful world of pets. This sustainable garden aquarium waters your herbs, feeds your fish, and cleans the tank for you! Upon reading the reviews, I discovered there is still some cleaning involved, but don’t let that stop you from purchasing this great product. The Aqua Farm Self Cleaning Fish Tank is also a great learning tool for children, teach them aquaponics at home with a pet fish.
6. Pet Grooming Glove
Amazon - $15.99 CAD
My dog barely sheds, so I haven’t had the pleasure of trying these pet grooming gloves yet, but I have heard people rant and rave about these, and with mostly positive reviews I would highly recommend giving them a try if you’ve got a “shedder” at home. It’s a simple concept, a glove featuring a built in brush. All you need to do is put the glove on and pet your dog or cat. The glove removes loose pet hair and gives your pet a massage at the same time,it’s a win-win!
5. MATOP Outdoor Doggie Fountain
Amazon - $59.99 CAD
Keep your dog cool in the summer! This is a great invention for outdoor dogs in the summer time (or if you’re a dog owner lucky enough to live somewhere warmer than me). This fountain attaches to your garden hose and when your dog is thirsty all he has to do is step on the paw pad and fresh cold water is released at your dog’s will. You can control the water pressure, it’s easy for your dog to use, and it works for dogs of all sizes.
4. GoDoggie-GLOW – Reflective LED Dog Safety Leash
Amazon - $27.99 CAD
It’s a sad but very real statistic that hundreds of thousands of dogs lose their lives every year in traffic accidents. The GoDoggie-Glow LED leash was designed with your and your dog’s safety in mind and is the perfect solution for taking your dog for a night time stroll. This leash features ultra bright LED lights throughout the leash, is made of high quality materials, and is available in an assortment of colours. You can also get a matching collar, perfect for the off leash pups!
3. Paw Plunger
Amazon - $32.95-$61.45
If you’ve ever taken your dog out to the park and wanted to leave them there after, you’re not alone. Most dogs love being dirty and sometimes it’s tough to avoid. The Paw Plunger is a great solution for dirty paws! When it’s time to bring your dog in from playing outside, fill the Paw Plunger with water up to the top row of bristles. One by one place each paw inside the Paw Plunger and let the gentle bristles do the rest!
2. Furbo Dog Camera
Amazon - $259.00
It was a really tough tossup between the Furbo Dog Camera and the Megasus Horse Runners for our favourite pet invention, this one however takes the cake for our favourite dog invention. None of us enjoy leaving our dogs at home while we go to work for the day, and neither do they, but lets face it, as much as we’d love to, we can’t stay at home with our fur babies all day cause we would get nothing done. The Furbo connects with an app on your phone so you can check in with your dog throughout the day. Featuring a treat release system, a built in camera, a two way microphone, and a barking alert system that alerts you if your dog is barking so you can soothe him/her with your voice.
1. Megasus Horse Runners
IndieGoGo (still in funding)
€198 EUR for set of 4 ($321.90 CAD)
Attention horse owners! This is one of those inventions, that with the amount of technology we have, I wonder how this hasn’t been invented sooner. These are the world’s first clip on running shoes for horses using Megasus’ patent pending Mega-Lock Fastener Technology. These shoes offer shock absorbing hoof protection that allow all natural hoof movements and work on any type of terrain. Say goodbye to nails and iron, and hello to Megasus Horse Runners, your horse’s new best friend. These runners have exceeded their funding goal, but you can still fund the project and get the special campaign price. Estimated shipment is July 2017.