Pets

The ulti-mutt pet? Chinese tech company develops robo-dogs

The high-tech hound uses sensors and AI to ‘hear’ and ‘see’ its environment – and can even be taken for walks

It’s whip fast, obeys commands and doesn’t leave unpleasant surprises on the floor—meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China’s burgeoning loves: pets and technology.

The high-tech hound uses sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to ‘hear’ and ‘see’ its environment—and can even be taken for walks.

“It’s really very similar to a real dog,” says Ma Jie, chief technology officer at Weilan, the company behind the product.

AlphaDog follows in the paw prints of “Spot”, a

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Enabot Ebo Pro Review: A Wobbly Robotic Toy for Your Cat

When I’m going to be away for longer than a normal work day, I usually set up a couple of security cameras so I can check in on my cats. But even the best security cameras can’t search for a pet hiding under the bed. The Ebo Pro can check out those hidden nooks and crannies, offering more peace of mind to anxious pet parents like me. It has a 1080p (HD) lens—the same as most standard home security cams. 

It’s speedy enough, but the feed is shaky, likely because its tank-style caterpillar track wheels don’t offer enough stability. They

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Pet Owners Make Mobile Bed for Their 16-Year-Old Dog to Help Canine Enjoy Last Beach Vacation

Courtesy Carrie Copenhaver

A dog owner found an innovative way to transport his 16-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever around Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the canine’s final months of life.

Tom Antonino, who lives in Georgia, frequently visited Virginia Beach with his wife and their dog Cocoa for years. But at 16 years old, the once-energetic pup struggled to walk a short distance, making the trips harder to pull off for the family of three.

Antonino, determined to help Cocoa live a relatively normal life in her final days, created a home-crafted mobile bed that allowed him and his wife to transport

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New human-grade pet food plant set to open near Topeka later this year

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A new dry pet food manufacturing facility is coming to the Topeka area and it will bring at least 40 jobs to Shawnee County.

According to the online publication “Pet Age,” The Honest Kitchen is set to open a new, state-of-the-art facility that will produce human-grade food for pets near Topeka.

Production is set to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

The Honest Kitchen announced last month it will open a new manufacturing facility to produce human-grade food for pets.

The company told 13 NEWS, the plant is currently under construction near Topeka, but it’s

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Hertzko Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush Makes Grooming Your Dog Easy

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Proper grooming is essential for keeping your pet clean and healthy, but most pets (and some owners) dread the maintenance process. If your dog or cat hates getting brushed and you equally hate cleaning up their excess fur, try the $16 Hertzko Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush, recommended by over 35,000 Amazon shoppers.

The fur-eliminating brush has bristles made of “fine bent wire,” per the brand, which help to get deep into your pet’s topcoat and undercoat without hurting

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