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'Float-a-Pet' Collar Uses Newest Technology to Automatically Keep Your Pet from Sinking

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PASADENA, California -- Dog lovers often bring their beloved pets with them wherever they go, and this includes long walks in a park to a brisk jog at the beach. Just like people, not all dogs are able to swim by nature, so it would be folly to let your four-legged best friend take to the water without any supervision. This is where the Float-a-Pet comes in, a device that provides a lifeline to hapless pooches that are fighting for their lives when surrounding by nothing else but water. Read on to find out how the device works.

The Float-a-Pet is actually a collar that you slip over the dog’s head, and it comes with a couple of support functions to combat any potential hazardous situation in the water. The passive system is used to locate where your pet is at night, using flexible solar cells that surround the collar to soak up the sun’s energy during the day, storing excess power in tiny rechargeable batteries. A light sensor will recognize whether the surrounding environment is bright or not, triggering illuminating LEDs to help you locate the pet easier when dusk falls. Secondly, the active system is what keeps your pooch afloat in the water. An integrated CO2 cartridge was designed to break away when the humidity threshold has been breached. A quick burst of CO2 into the collar will inflate it instantly, turning the collar into an impromptu float. This active system goes hand in hand with the passive lighting system and works especially well at night.

Of course, certain parties would argue that if your dog has not yet learnt to swim despite being thrown into the water, it deserves to drown due to the law of natural selection. I personally think otherwise, and this would definitely make a much needed present for your pooch if it comes from a breed that is averse to getting it’s paws wet. There is no word on how much the Float-a-Pet costs as at press time, so kindly inquire within the product page for more details.

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Reader Comments

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what if the pet decides it doesn't want to swim anymore??? Shouldn't the collar choke it if it can't give any help of it's own?
   comment# 1   - Katty · aberdeen washinton · Mar 3, 2008 @ 10:21am

Why not!!!
   comment# 2   - Sue Maestro · Newbury, OHio · Apr 2, 2008 @ 12:21pm

how much is it??
   comment# 3   - victoria390 · hampton united states · Sep 4, 2008 @ 5:47am

wow who comes up w/ stuff like that? they got a lot of time on their hands!
   comment# 4   - dou black · prairie grove · Sep 24, 2008 @ 6:40am

THIS IS STUPID! This would choke the dog if it didn't know how to swim. Think of all possible "side effects" of this BEFORE you post it.
   comment# 5   - jessica · GA · Sep 26, 2008 @ 10:02am

This is really cool and how can it choke the dog it's just like a collar
   comment# 6   - Miea · VA · Sep 26, 2008 @ 10:24am

this collar looks absolutely ridiculous. dogs can swim its a part of nature they don't need a stupid floaty.
   comment# 7   - andrew · athens Ga · Sep 30, 2008 @ 9:22am

Im just using this for a school project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   comment# 8   - Chris · Texas · Oct 1, 2008 @ 9:40am

This is going to be my tech article for school!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting it up.
   comment# 9   - JJ · USA · Oct 21, 2008 @ 3:08pm

this is awsome! im using it for buisness class! thanx ♥
   comment# 10   - amanda nelson · ohio · Nov 3, 2008 @ 11:33am

hey mates! this is rad awsome! my dog would love it while im surfing!
   comment# 11   - mandy nelson · austraila · Nov 3, 2008 @ 11:36am

I love it! Im so getting it for my dog!
   comment# 12   - Kristen · La Canada, USA · Dec 8, 2008 @ 9:45am

this is soo cool !!!!!!! this is soo the best peice of tecnology ever and it is soo totally my article for my school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
   comment# 13   - Brittni · Frorida st pete · Dec 11, 2008 @ 5:40pm

Wow; this thing rocks MAN! I bought one for my kitty pawing at the window. My Patchy always wanted to get in the bathtub with me & she always sank below the water's surface & I was always so worried that she would flop into the toilet and DROWN. Now; she can finally safely float about the water's surface like Jesus. She can walk on water. This saved me & my Patchy's life forever! I love my float-a-pet so much. It's totally rad & awesome. Water used to superfluously fill the tub in minutes and obliterate my kitty. :[ The water is no longer stagnant as she plays and swims with me every nightttttttttttttttttttt. :D Love you all & thanks to all me & kitty's sponsors. :D Hi mom. :] I'm famous nowwwwww. WAHOO!
   comment# 14   - Al, Laur, Jack, & Em. :] · Hong Kong. · Jan 9, 2009 @ 8:16am

wow this is honestly the stupidest invention i've ever come across for a technology article. its uneccesary. and if you think this thing is cool you are about the dumbest person ever. either that or your a blonde (:
   comment# 15   - jessica · montgomery al, united states · Jan 26, 2009 @ 8:00am

heh this is perfect for my tech essay. thanks a bunch, love. now i can get my A- ^_^
   comment# 16   - sarah · us · Jan 26, 2009 @ 8:42am

OMG! my poodle, princess loves this so much. she looks so adorable swimmng around in the hot tub on my yacht. Thank you! hugs and kisses missy
   comment# 17   - missy · la, united states · Jan 26, 2009 @ 4:10pm

My dog loved this, he is a Malmute wolf crossed with chow, and he cant swim
   comment# 18   - Steph · Canada B.C · Feb 10, 2009 @ 12:03pm

its awesome i am doing a report on it
   comment# 19   - kayla nelson · rockford illinois · Mar 17, 2009 @ 2:24pm

I am definitely using this for my technology homework THNX!!!!
   comment# 20   - Maddisin · Tampa FL · Mar 19, 2009 @ 4:31pm

im using this for my tech homework too. i laughed so hard when i saw the picture of what it does, i was so easily able to see that it was photoshopped
   comment# 21   - ellie · united states · May 11, 2009 @ 12:39pm

dose the tube come with a sensore to tell when it has enough co2 or will it soon just explode
   comment# 22   - kyle · citrus hights, CA · Aug 31, 2009 @ 10:35am

this is so wierd, but i love it. im going to use it for my class project
   comment# 23   - kiela · rochester, ny · Sep 29, 2009 @ 3:38pm

how do i order and how much-ty
   comment# 24   - ty bartz · marshall mn · Dec 22, 2009 @ 1:28pm

This is the worst idea anyone has ever had.....i hope you retards arent being serious..."omg im definitely buying this for my dog..,omg" if you want your dog to choke and die....dumb nigs
   comment# 25   - Brian Peppers · Columbus, OH · Oct 17, 2011 @ 7:19am

Mommy government should buy one for all of our pets!
   comment# 26   - IVoteDemocrat · San Francisco, CA · Mar 15, 2012 @ 2:36pm
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