Love It, Hate It: Pet Accessories

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — For many of us, we consider our pets to be members of our family. That’s probably why there are so many gadgets and gizmos out there designed to keep them happy. So in honor of pet lovers everywhere, we decided to play a little game of “love it or hate it” on CT Style.

Reporter Meghan Yost showed Ryan and Teresa a few of the latest pet accessories and asked them to decide whether they “love it” or “hate it.”

Disco Dog: Disco Dog is the world’s first smartphone controlled LED dog. It will not only jazz up your pooch while she explores the world, but it will also keep her visible and safe. You can create custom messages using your smartphone. The vest even has a lost dog mode. If you’re dog wanders too far away, the vest will automatically display “lost dog” using the LED lights. For more information, visit DiscoDog.NYC.

PetBot: Have you ever wondered what your pet is up to when you’re away at work all day? Now there’s a smart monitor that allows you to check in on them and even give them treats. PetBot features a built in camera so you can see what your pet is up to. Your pet can even send you selfies throughout the day. Through the PetBot, you can also play music and sounds for your dog. You can get it right now on for $199. To learn more about PetBot, check out

Dog Carrying Backpack: Ruffit has create the first front facing dog carrier, allowing you to take your dog on awesome outdoor adventures like hiking or biking. It costs $119 and is available on

Tail Talk: Sometimes, it’s hard to know what’s going on in your dog’s mind. Well, now there’s Tail Talk — the world’s first emotion sensor for dogs. Created by DogStar, the device is placed over your dog’s tail. The makers claim that it canread your dog’s emotions by analyzing the way the tail wags. Tail Talk will automatically send updates to your smartphone so you can know how your pooch is feeling any time of the day. It’s not on the market yet, but you can sign up for email alerts to find out when it will be available at DogStar.Life.

Help Em Wash Pet Shower Curtain: Sick of getting wet when you try to wash your dog or cat in your home shower? “Help Em Wash” has a solution: a shower curtain with built-in shoulder length gloves, that allow you to wash your pet without getting too close. It costs $24.99 and is available on

To see each of the above items in action, watch the video above.


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