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  • Researchers simulate a dog nose to help smell bombs, cancer, pizza

    Researchers simulate a dog nose to help smell bombs, cancer, pizza

    Like most of us, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology had always wondered why dogs had wet noses. Further, they wondered why they could sense vapors better, allowing them to sniff out bombs, drugs, and even cancer. They tested the second question by 3D printing a dog’s nose including the “nasal vestibule, external nose, lower jaw, and about 10 cm of… Read More

  • DogVacay inches toward profitability with pet-sitting business

    DogVacay inches toward profitability with pet-sitting business

    Known as an “Airbnb for dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay has spent almost five years building a robust dog-sitting business. Betting that owners were looking for better solutions for boarding their pets, DogVacay created a platform that made it easier to find and book affordable care. From overnight stays to dog walking, DogVacay offers a range of services in regions throughout… Read More

  • Petnet raises $10M to help people treat their pets with more personalized care

    Petnet raises $10M to help people treat their pets with more personalized care

    How much food should you feed your dog? Pet owners everywhere have asked this question at one time or another – and probably multiple times during the course of their dog or cat’s life. That’s partly why pet tech company Petnet was able to secure its new $10 million Series A funding round, led by strategic investor and partner Petco. Petnet, which was founded in 2013, wants… Read More

  • Help TurboRoo & His 3D-Printed Pawsthetics Project

    Help TurboRoo & His 3D-Printed Pawsthetics Project

    Some of us, four-legged friends included, hit some bad luck once in a while. Some have it harder than others. A good friend of mine, TurboRoo, has an interesting story to share and a new campaign to help others in his situation. Turbo was brought into a vet in 2014 to give up for adoption. He was 4 weeks old and was born without his front legs. Luckily, he was adopted by the awesome Ashley… Read More

  • This Smart Harness Tells Owners How Their Guide Dogs Are Feeling

    This Smart Harness Tells Owners How Their Guide Dogs Are Feeling

    Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a device that notifies users if their guide dogs are distressed or sick. Because dogs usually express illness or stress through their breathing, posture, and heart rate it can be difficult for blind or otherwise disabled folks to tell when they’re not feeling well. This device measures the dog’s breathing and heart rate… Read More

  • GoPro Fetch Review: You Will Envy Your Dog’s Work/Life Balance

    GoPro Fetch Review: You Will Envy Your Dog’s Work/Life Balance

    For you today, we have a video a little over six minutes long of a dog experiencing a happiness more pure than you or I will ever know. Please enjoy. Seriously, though, this footage caught using the new GoPro Fetch mount for canines during a holiday weekend cottage trip was only one small part of a much longer series that kept me and my family entertained for far, far too long. I’ve… Read More

  • Fetch Gives Your Dog A Comfortable Way To Lifelog With A GoPro

    Fetch Gives Your Dog A Comfortable Way To Lifelog With A GoPro

    People are already strapping GoPro action cameras to animals of all furs and feathers using various means, but a new mount called the Fetch from GoPro itself is designed to given them a comfortable, collar- and water-friendly harness to hold the camera, with adjustable fit for dogs of any size from 15 all the way up to 120 pounds. The $59.99 accessory includes two mounting locations, including… Read More

  • Bowlingual: iPhone app translates what your dog barks, posts it to Twitter

    Do you remember the Bowlingual, the portable dog language translator that was released in Japan last year? The basic concept behind the $250 device (which people living outside Japan can get here) will soon be used for an iPhone app that translates what a dog “says” into human language and emoticons in real-time. Read More

  • Choken Bako: Cute Japanese piggy bank

    Japan sure has a thing for weird piggy banks, as we blogged many times in the past. And now Happinet, a company belonging to the Bandai Namco group, is ready to roll out a dog-themed model. Needless to say, this one’s quite unique, too. Read More