Pets are a reflection of their owners and a lot of times, that reflection is terrifying. From dolling up their cats with wigs to giving puppies a Twitter account to wearing matching Snuggies, domestication can be taken to another level in some cases. In the market for an automatic dog scratcher so that you don't have to take time out of your busy schedule to pet that needy dog? How about a rig so that you can take your gold fish for a walk it definitely won't remember?Here are the 20 most ridiculous pet products people have bought. Yes, the crazy products for pets on this list actually make legitimate money (take that, starving countries).
An Accessory for Your Dog's Twitter Account
The life of a dog is really interesting. So interesting that it has to try and do something to tell the world exactly how it feels.
With Puppy Tweets, a $30 device manufactured by Mattel, dogs all over the world can finally have their barks deciphered by wearing the nifty device on their collar.
Because that's all they've ever really wanted: a heavy object hanging from their already tight collar and a social media presence.
You have something "the matter" with you if not only have a Twitter account for your dog and actually update it, but also need a collar so that it can keep up with its own "Twitterstream."
Yes, this product is real.
The Dog Snuggie
Worried that evolution has completely forgotten about dogs and that you'll have to solve their "lack of adequate fur coat" problem? Well look no further than the Dog Snuggie. There's nothing that a hairy, evolutionarily adequate creature needs more than extra heat! Provide this for your dog, if you really love them, by getting them a fleece mumu.
It is available in four different sizes and in two different colors. Which means...large, medium, small and extra small dogs are all at risk of being put through this kind of treatment.
So, if you hate your dog (and yourself), buy the Snuggie For Dogs. At least you'll have each other.
Check out the infomercial below:
Thongs. Yes, They Made Thongs.
If Cisco was a dog, he'd have invented this. Scratch that, if Cisco had been smart he'd have invented this.
Boasting supreme comfort and "ease of movement," (and therefore, ostensibly, wiping out their many competitors) Thongs for Dogs are for accident-prone dogs who don't want to look stupid and, you know, pee on the carpet -- which is actually kind of a nifty device... but why in a thong?
Essentially diapers, the thongs feature a sanitary pad in the band that's easily replaced when soiled. The contraption is made of Spandex and comes in two styles, regular and bikini, as well as an array of colors.Unfortunately for the target audience for this product, there's no catalog. At least let's hope not.
Sometimes fishes need some fresh air and to exercise their ability to not die of a heart attack due to their world literally being turned on its side.
Yes, this product is exactly what it sounds like: A walker so that you can "walk" your goldfish like you would your dog.
Mick Madden is the creator behind the goldfish walker, which he uses to take his pet goldfish out for a stroll in the sun. He said "I was looking at my goldfish going round in circles in their bowl looking bored silly so I made this to take them out and about and they love it."
Also, they go everywhere together.To the park. To the pub. Even to the adult video store where he regularly picks up "the only women who love him for who he is."