PET STUFF

Petcube Camera Review

Meow there friends! have you ever felt like you need to cut your vacation time in half just so you can go back home and see your furry friends? I do, and it’s hard. If only I could take my pets with me anywhere and everywhere, you know…it’s not easy. It’s even harder if you won’t be able to see them for your entire vacation days, even months would be worst. It’s already hard enough for them to not see you or not being able to interact with you as well.

In my part, since I’m a control freak, a self-proclaimed camera fanatic, I have truly made up my mind that having a camera, even just a simple one will give me enough peace knowing that my cats are gonna be just fine. Not seeing them or them not being able to hear my voice would be just a torture.

 

petcube review

 

As I said, I would have been just fine with a simple camera, not necessarily having any audio would work just fine, and one-way audio will be already a luxury. I just need to see my pets. Well, in all honesty, Dropcam did that for me, at least for some time. In fact, Dropcam is two-way audio monitoring camera that completely satisfied me. Yet, Dropcam is another story. One day, I was sitting watching TV, and I saw this advertisement about the things you can buy to make your pets happy, and it was part of those interesting gadgets of the year. So off I went and ordered Petcube.

 

petcube pet camera review

 

The moment you leave your pets alone at home, you know it’s all gonna be up to the cat sitter. Most likely, he/she will be so in a hurry to go home after feeding your pets, so no more play play. That’s when Petcube solves the issue. Because, even if you’re not at home, you can still play with your pets and they can still hear you and vice versa. The interaction will still be there, sans your presence.

No, it’s not like dropcam. Petcube is a square aluminum-housed gadget about 4x4x4 inches in size, with a 138 degree angle camera streaming a 720 p video. It has a two-way audio stream through built-in microphone and speaker, with a built-in laser that is safe for pets. It also has motion and sound detection notifications that you can access through its app that’s android or iOS compatible. The device itself can be connected to your home wi-fi. In other words, this gadget functions as a camera to see your pet and has laser to play with them by using their app on your phone. It has other perks, and using it is fairly easy.

 

cat with petcube

 

Through its app, you can also share your camera to others and you can even invite them to play with your pets when you won’t be able to. You can also checkout some pets and play with them if their owners allow it. Apart from the added motion and sound detection, the only drawback I found is that, compared to Dropcam, (a monitoring-only camera) Petcube’s resolution is not on par. Also, Petcube has no night vision feature, while Dropcam has. Sometimes, calibrating the laser can be quite difficult and it also lags while playing with your pets from time to time. Other than that, this really solves my problem of not being able to interact or play with my cats while I’m away. A monitoring-only camera is not enough, because sometimes you need to distract your pets from doing what they’re doing, and it’s hard when you can only watch from a distance and can’t do anything.

 

petcube how to install

 

Upon receiving your first Petcube, follow these simple installation steps:

1. Install Petcube App on your smartphone

2. Connect Petcube to a power source

3. Complete registration process through a mobile application

4. Follow the LED light notifications:

yellow – completing startup sequence, loading

green – wi-fi setup mode

white – online, stand-by mode

blue – play mode

 

Ciao!

 

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Signature Housewares Cat Bowl

 

room signature house wares cat bowl

 

When I was looking for some food bowls for my cats, I realized that it’s kinda hard to find a cute and durable cat bowls in the market. My search went on and on…even finding the right functional size that’s dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe was really hard to come by. Some were kinda expensive too.

 

 

cat bowls

 

Thank God for amazon! I found some cute and really durable ceramic-made cat bowls that I’ve been using even ’till today to feed my hungry fat cats. They’re made by Signature Housewares, which also makes a lot of household wares that any of us can use. They’ve got cute designs and each bowl has its unique and quirky designs that relates to a cat or even a dog.

 

signature housewares cat bowl

 

The extra-small size of these bowls are the ones meant for cats. The small sizes are for dogs or could be used for your cat’s water bowl. They do coordinate your house decor or with your any other housewares. They’re sturdy and made of durable ceramic. The bowls are 5 inches in diameter and are about 1.5 inches in height. They also come in different sizes and designs.  The brand also sells their own pet bowl stand, which uses these bowls. The best thing about these cat bowls is that it truly holds up to constant use and frequent washing. I’ve been using them everyday, and they still look brand new, no sides chipped. They’re heavy and they’re slip-resistant as well.

 

cat bowls by signature housewares

 

My cat Dodo loves his bowls 🙂

 

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Greenies Feline Dental Treats & Smartbites Treats

Hi there my fellow cat lovers! For years now, my cats have been enjoying the same cat treats everyday. I could say that it’s one of the very few feline treats that I truly trust, specially when one of my cat started puking after one of those “dried” treats. Since then, it’s been hard for me to trust other brands, it’s not like there’s a lot of brands that caters to cat treats out there. In my opinion, most pet treats are still geared towards dog owners. Hmm, I hope that’ll change in the future.

The brand I’m talking about is Greenies…

 

greenies review

 

You know what they are! those green treats that looks like weed cookies 🙂 but, fear not because they aren’t. They just looked like it. You can’t eat it either, because I bet you that they taste like sh*t. hahahah

 


 

 

greenies dental treats review

Greenies Feline Dental Treats (Savory Salmon) – My cats love this crunchy and weird-shaped  dental treats. It’s the only Veterinary Oral Health Council (V.O.H.C.) accepted feline dental treat for tartar reduction. That weird-shape it has and its very crunchy texture is meant to promote good oral health. Basically, it helps to clean your cat’s teeth by making them chew and chew more, thus reducing tartar buildup on teeth. Plus, they come is lots of different flavors and in bigger value size package or tub size. I specifically like the ‘flavor fusion” pack.

 

greenies smartbites hairball control healthy skin and fur

Greenies Smartbites (Healthy Skin & Fur, Hairball Control) – These two kinds of treats are very identical in form and texture yet they differ in ingredients. The hairball control has “fiber lend” (a combination of plant-based fibers)  to help minimize hairball formation in the stomach. The healthy skin & fur treats has fish oil and whole ground flaxseed to help maintain your cat’s healthy fur and also to nourish the skin. These treats come in different flavors as well.

 


 

 

greenies feline treats
Bibi loves his Greenies a lot

 

My cats love these treats a lot. They go crazy when they hear the bag opening. Here, you can see Bibi posing with his favorite treats. FYI: when giving these treats, always follow Greenies’ feeding guidelines and/or directions, so that your cat won’t turn into an anaconda. 🙂 Overall, this is truly the only brand/treats that I can trust for my cats because I see that they’ve put emphasis in promoting a feline’s overall health.

 

You can buy these treats here:

Greenies Feline Dental Treats – 

Greenies Feline Smartbites (Healthy Skin & Fur) – 

Greenies Feline Smartbites (Hairball Control) –