Pet Gazebo
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All of these patio gazebos are all very well, but you wouldn’t want your pet to feel left out now, would you?

Well, the good news is that you can get gazebos designed specifically for dogs and cats.

The bad news is that the only kitty gazebo we could find is not one we could recommend, but more of that later on.

So, let’s start with doggie gazebos.

As you may know, dogs are not particularly well designed when it comes to built-in cooling systems, hence their constant panting in hot weather.

While they will want to join you when you sit out in the garden for a while, you really don’t want them overheating, so the Puppywalk Breezy Bed Ultra Royale is an ideal method of keeping them protected from the sun’s rays.

This particular model is built for dogs up to 120lbs, although the same company do make other models for smaller breeds.

This dog gazebo is really easy to set up (and take down again) – you don’t even need any tools, and it can be used on any flat surface.

The sun shade keeps your doggie cool, while the elevated hammock/bed keeps him off damp grass, not to mention any bugs and critters that may be crawling around.

The weather-resistant canvas resists moisture, mildew as well as UV rays, and it can easily be washed down with a garden hose.

In terms of size, then it’s 48 inches x 39 inches, and 39 inches high, and it weighs just 24 lbs.

All in all, we highly recommend the Puppywalk Ultra Breezy Bed, and we know that both you and your doggie will love it.

Click here to read more…

Kittywalk Pet GazeboNow, on to cat gazebos.

Unfortunately, the story here is not so good – the product might look good, but we do NOT recommend it.

So, what’s the deal?

After all, the Kittywalk Pet Gazebo is made by the same company that makes the Puppywalk Ultra Breezy Bed, detailed above, so it should be OK, right?.

Sadly, that’s not the case.

On the plus side, this cat gazebo, which is fully enclosed, is suitable for any flat surface, is very easy to erect, and if you need, it can be moved from place to place without any problems.

There’s also an overhead zipper which allows easy access to your pet, and it has a safety clasp to prevent your pet from opening it and escaping.

However, there is one major problem with this pet gazebo, as one very unfortunate lady found out the hard way: it is not necessarily safe for your cat, who could have a fatal accident, as hers did!

In summary, she came home from work and found that one of her cats had got into the gazebo and was now dead.

Yes, that’s right!

You can read her full sad story here.

Now, leaving your pet in what basically amounts to a cage is not something we would ever recommend, especially cats, who typically don’t like being enclosed and restrained.

The manufacturer appears to have no specific warnings regarding the risk of animals being killed in these gazebos, although they do state the following: “these products are not toys and should not be used by infants or children, for domestic cats and dogs only; not for hybrids, ferals or wild animals; Kittywalk® systems products are not for pets that chew.”

If you really do need or want to get a cat gazebo for your kitty, and remember, we do NOT recommend this model, then here’s what we would recommend you do.

Firstly, you should get your cat used to this enclosure while she’s still a kitten. Introducing a fully-grown (and independent) cat to this is probably not going to work too well.

Secondly, you should put your kitten in the gazebo for a very short amount of time at first, and then gradually increase the duration each day to acclimatise her to it.

Thirdly, you need to be out there with your cat until you know, for certain, that she’s used to being in the gazebo and is comfortable being in there.

Once you reach this stage, you should leave her alone for a few minutes – not too long, at first – to make sure she doesn’t stress out when you leave, and then increase, gradually, of course, the length of time you leave her alone.

SmartCat 3836 Tick Tock Teaser
Hot Tip! Hot Tip!

Have your cat build his own gazebo, and that way he will be happy to use it.

Finally, don’t forget to leave fresh water (filtered or bottled, but not tap) for your cats to drink while they’re in there – remember, they can’t get out (assuming you’ve fastened the safety clasp).

If you’re going to leave your cat in there for more than a half hour, then along with fresh water as described above, they’ll also need some food, they’ll need somewhere to go to the bathroom, so if they’re already litter-trained, then their litter box should be in there with them too. We’d also recommend a safe toy, such as the SmartCat 3836 Tick Tock Teaser – preferably one they really like.

Now, even with these accommodations and precautions, stuff happens. You put the cat in at 9:00am, you walk away for something and at 9:01am, she wants out in a big way. If you are there, you can deal with it promptly; however, if she is out of view, then this is when a tragic mishap can occur in the blink of an eye. Remember, there is no substitution for supervision, by you, in person, yourself

Having said all of that, we really CANNOT recommend the Kittywalk Pet Gazebo – the lady we mentioned above may have been unlucky, but if there’s even the slightest risk of your pet being harmed (or dying), then that’s not a product we would use with our own animals, and if we wouldn’t use it ourselves, then we can’t and won’t suggest anybody else use it either.

With that warning in mind, if you want to find out more (or read the full story of the lady whose cat died in this gazebo) then click here.

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25 Responses to ““Pet Gazebo”

  1. Rob Northrup says:

    I am surprised that tap water is not considered safe for cats to drink. What is the basis of that statement?

    The dog gazebo looks like everything a dog could ever want.

    Seize the Day,
    Survival Rob

    Is Your Family Prepared For A Financial Crisis or Natural Disaster?

    • Rae And Mark says:

      Rob,

      In a word, the problem is chemicals.

      Human and animal bodies are not designed to ingest or process chemicals, as these are man-made substances and therefore not natural, and they almost always create side-effects that can cause both short- and long-term health issues.

      Chemicals are present, unfortunately, in so many things that it’s really hard to avoid them completely.

      Our main business is selling organic pet health products, with 90% of that business helping to treat the Canine Parvovirus (we’ve helped treat nearly 4,000 dogs and cats in the past 40 months or so), which is a devastating virus. Almost every single day, we hear of dog (and cat) owners whose pets get sick in spite of and even because of vaccinations, for example.

      Here are a couple of blog posts we wrote on some of our pet blogs that highlight the dangers of vaccinations (which contain chemicals such as mercury):

      The Worst Thing You Can Do If Your Dog Has Been Exposed To Parvo

      Bordetella Vaccine (and be sure to read the comments from readers, as they are finding their dogs are getting sick from this kennel cough vaccine, which isn’t even necessary, within days or hours of their dog being given it, and in some cases, they are dying.

      You really don’t want to get us going on the subject of vaccinations, as we can (and do) go on all day about it. If you’re really interested, there are plenty more resources we can point you at (e.g. some of the books on our Recommended Reading List).

      Anyway, back to tap water.

      We suggest you read a few of the posts about tap water by Dr. Mercola, who runs a very popular and well-respected free health newsletter (which is well worth signing up to):

      Tap Water Toxins: Is Your Water Trying to Kill You?

      Your Tap Water Is Legal But May Be Unhealthy

      The Truth About Tap Water

      In summary, chemicals are bad, and often cause side-effects that are worse than what you had to start with. In the case of tap water, people are being forced to ingest toxic chemicals whether they want them or not – which is why we recommend using filtered or bottled water, especially for pets, and even more so for cats, who have much more delicate bodies.

      Rae & Mark

  2. kevin hogan says:

    animal gazebos. Never in a million years would i have thought of this. What a cool idea.

  3. Hi Mark,

    I would never have thought of pet gazebos. What’ll they think of next! And then when you proceeded to explain about the usefulness of a gazebo for helping to keep you dog cool, that made so much sense, especially with the assistance of your photograph of the German Shepherd sitting in a doggie gazebo.

    And how heart breaking about the kitty gazebos!

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Single Baby Boomer Dating Expert

  4. Dennis Perry says:

    Just what my Golden Retriever needs, a doggie gazebo. She doesn’t get hers until I get mine!
    Dennis
    Create The Life of Your Dreams

  5. Wow! I never would have thought of a gazebo just for the pets. Although this could come in handy in the hot Texas sun.

    Karen Van Ness
    http://www.BestBreathingExercises.com

  6. Don Hill says:

    Now I’ve got to say I’ve seen it all…
    That is very cute.

    Don
    http://donhillonline.com

  7. I will be sure to get a gazebo for fluffy – after mine is paid for.

  8. The cat gazebo seems like a great option for people to allow their indoor cats to enjoy the outdoors!

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  9. Bryan says:

    This looks way better for our pets then a dog house..too bad we have no pets

  10. Ok, the pet gazebo is a riot. :-) Any dog or cat would love it. However my cats would have to use it indoors…

    Jen Battaglino
    Conquer Your Fear Here

  11. Who knew, a pet gazebo? With it being off the ground they can also get a breeze under them to cool them off.
    Yours In Health!

    Dr. Wendy M. Schauer, D.C., R.K.C.
    Come Experience The Power of the Russian KettleBell Revolution at Kettlebell Olympia – Home of A Better Body With Bells!

  12. Ok just when I say “there is no way that more gazebo could be made” then you come up with a pet gazebo and I have to say i was worng.
    Scott Sylvan bell
    http://www.crackedheatexchanger.com
    Now go implement!

  13. Eva says:

    This are the best gazebos!

  14. G.E. Moon II says:

    It’s always great when you can have your pets spending some time outside with you.

    Yours In Health!

    G.E. Moon II
    http://www.AbundantHealthCenter.com

  15. Ricky says:

    This is amazing, we can now pamper our pets also,
    it is so so great than the dog house and your dog also loves it…

    really very innovative, very impressive

    Ricky

  16. Jordon says:

    I have never thought about this and it’s really looking so cute.

    My dog will definitely love this!

  17. Nick says:

    This is too cute! No pets though :(

  18. jhonson says:

    Having a gazebo for you pet is great. I will get a pet gazebo for my dog – hope he loves it.

    Thank you.

  19. Bhavin says:

    same here, never knew animal gezbos are there. very cute, although i dont have any pet right now, i would like to suggest this to my friends. Great info, a big thank you to you.

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