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Gadgets for lazy dog owners

Ok, these two products have got to be some of the worst inventions I have ever seen: (the latter being worse than the first)

First, there’s Pet Spa – company named Pet Spa USA in Miami, Florida sells a machine that washes your dog, cat, or practically any animal for you. What is it? It’s a big contraption that where you put your pet inside a ‘cabin’ and press a ‘wash’ button. Upon doing so, the machine cleans and rinses your pet. Apparently, there’s a self-service dog wash company in California named LaunderPet that have these machines. Now, I have a 3 year old English Chocolate Lab who loves water and swimming but, let me tell ya, she would NOT like this contraption. I think this YouTube video of a cat being washed says it all.

Second, there are treadmills for dogs. The Dog Walker treadmill and the Pawwws treadmill. Seriously, if people are too lazy to exercise their dog, then they should not own a dog! Hell, what would your friends think when they come over your house: “What’s that miniature treadmill for?” “Oh, that…that’s for my dog so I don’t have to exercise her…and so I can keep my fat butt on the couch.”


Filed under: Dog, Pet

2 Responses

  1. Gwen Newell says:

    A treadmill is NOT just for “lazy” dog owners. Cesar Milan recommends them to get the initial energy off the dog prior to going on your normal walk. Also, I have a Rottweiler whose energy level is higher than this 53-year old woman can burn up. Plus, in Northern California the rainy season can make walks very miserable. This is a great way to take care of my dog by exercising him properly but will NOT replace our twice-daily walks, regardless of weather.

  2. koolio says:

    Hi Gwen,

    I didn’t see that Dog Whisperer episode where Cesar recommends using a treadmill. I agree with you – it’s complementary to exercising your dog and should not be used as a replacement! 😉

    Out of curiosity, how long do you have to have your Rottweiler walk/run on the treadmill to get rid of some of his/her energy?

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