clothing
Aldi Has Matching Dog/Human Jumpers for Christmas

Is your stupid old dog just brown and boring and not Christmassy enough? Then get down to Aldi, where a new range of jazzy Fairisle pet jumpers designed to match their human equivalents are on sale. Read More >>

drones
Too Lazy to Walk Your Dog? This Drone Will Do it For You

Maybe you already use a drone for general tomfoolery, perhaps a spot of aerial photography, or maybe just feeling like a boss in control of a flying robot. But what about for walking your dog? Read More >>

apps
The UK Now Has Uber For Vets

OK, yes, we know the "Uber for..." description is really lame and overused, but in this case it's pretty accurate. PawSquad describes itself as "the UK's first app-based vet practice," which means two things: a) you can book a vet to come and see your furbaby at home, and b) if you're a vet, you can basically freelance using the app. Read More >>

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The Best Tech For Pet Owners

Animals play a big part in peoples' lives, especially when they take the form of a loving pet. Like most sections of life, there has been a fair bit of technology introduced that can make life easier for pet owners, and make sure the animals themselves have a blast. Here are our top picks. Read More >>

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Pedalling This Exercise Bike Gives Your Dog a Workout Too

You can probably think of countless reasons why you don’t want to take your dog for a walk. It’s too cold, you’re tired, his arch nemesis lives around the corner — the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside. Read More >>

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Noel Edmonds’ Public Breakdown Now Includes Phoning Your Pet

This has all the hallmarks of a joke, but bear with us as it appears to be genuine. It concerns modern-day David Icke Noel Edmonds, who seems to be offering to telephone our pets in case they're in the need of a comforting voice. Read More >>

animals
Cats are Happier and Healthier When You Make Them Work for Their Food

Many cats are kept indoors for various reasons, but because they’re natural foragers this can lead to a host of behavioural and health problems. New research shows that food puzzles are effective at staving off many of these problems. Read More >>

art
Hamsters Become Talented Self-Portrait Artists While Running on This Wheel

As far as pets go, hamsters rate somewhere just above goldfish when it comes to entertainment value. But watching them run for hours inside a tiny plastic wheel is far more satisfying when their miniature treadmills are part of a larger contraption that sketches hamster self-portraits at the same time. Someone put this rodent in a gallery. [Vimeo via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

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Embrace Your Inner Crazy Cat Person With This Kitty-Carrying Hoodie

Inspired by marsupials like kangaroos, Unihabitat’s new Summer Mewgaroo Hoodie comes with an oversized pocket on the front and dangling pom-poms for entertaining a kitty. It’s sure to take you one dangerous step closer to becoming the crazy cat person you’re always mocking. Read More >>

robots
Boston Dynamics Made a Robot Baby Giraffe That Can Do Your Dishes

Boston Dynamics, better known for the hulking robot brute known as ATLAS, has just revealed a considerably smaller creation that looks like a cross between a golden retriever and a baby giraffe. But forget about it just replacing your family pet: SpotMini looks like it can replace your housecleaner too. Read More >>

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A Clip-On Motorised Cat Tail is Your First Step to Becoming a Furry

For just under £25 ThinkGeek will now sell you an animatronic cat tail, powered by four AA batteries, that will contentedly swish back and forth as it hangs from the back of your trousers. You can pretend you’re buying it for cosplay reasons, or maybe for a Halloween costume, but deep down you know it’s really your first tentative step towards becoming a 'furry'. Read More >>

design
How Long Will It Take Your Furball to Shred One of These Incredible Cardboard Cathouses?

Cardboard has long served as an inexpensive plaything for cats. It’s a cheap material you can use to build a climbing structure, or a cozy place for them to hide. Far from a weekend craft project, these cardboard landmarks won’t be an eyesore sitting in the corner of your living room. Read More >>

design
Masterpiece Scratching Posts Let Your Cats Destroy Priceless Works of Art

At just shy of £135 each, these Copycat Art Scratchers are an expensive way for your cat to stay entertained while you’re at work all day. But, relatively speaking, they’re a lot cheaper than your cat destroying an actual priceless piece of artwork like da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Read More >>

animals
Puppy-Killing Microchip Law Should be Ignored, According to Senior Vet

The new microchipping law for dogs, which is set to come into effect on April 6th, could lead to potentially-fatal health problems, according to senior vet Richard Allport. From Wednesday, all dogs over the age of eight weeks will be required to wear a chip containing their owners’ names and addresses, but Allport says that many will be far too young for the procedure. Read More >>

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Your Poor Dogs Must be Microchipped by April 6th, Or Else

All dogs in Scotland, England and Wales will need to have a microchip inside them by this April, as a law to save councils millions of pounds currently spent tracking and returning rogue animals is introduced. Read More >>