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It is now possible to buy a treadmill for your cat

Posted on Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 | Comment icon 16 comments

Would your cat run on one of these ? Image Credit: YouTube / ChiiChii Bro / Pet Ding
Korean company Pet Ding has designed and built a circular treadmill intended to help your cat exercise.
Known as the Little Cat smart treadmill, the unorthodox invention was showcased to bemused audiences at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

To help motivate your cat to actually run on the device, a series of LEDs have been fitted for the animal to chase. You can also control the lights manually using a smartphone app.

The treadmill will even operate on its own so that your cat can please itself when it goes for a jog.

According to Pet Ding, an overweight cat can lose as much as 3kg by using the device.

With a price tag of $1,700 however, it's unclear how many cat owners are likely to pick one up.

Source: Gizmodo | Comments (16)

Tags: Cat, Treadmill

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by Seti42 on 9 January, 2019, 22:31
For about 5-10 bucks you can buy a laser pointer and get your cat to run up and down a hallway everyday. I've been doing that for years, lol.
Comment icon #8 Posted by aztek on 10 January, 2019, 4:54
or a laser dot. when we come back from weekend away our cat runs towards us, rubs his head against our legs and purrs. but usually he minds his own business.  he does come like a dog when called but not everytime.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Farmer77 on 10 January, 2019, 4:58
We used to have our pitbulls and American Bulldogs jog on the treadmill all the time. A tired pet is a happy pet!
Comment icon #10 Posted by aztek on 10 January, 2019, 5:00
they are trainable, just not as much or as many as dogs, i bet that cat trainer tried many cats before he found one that he can train. yea they love boxes,  or bags, or anything they can get into.  if you want to put a cat in a bag, do not bother doing it yourself, leave a bag on the floor, and a cat will get in by itself, mine does it every time i put a laundry bag on the floor, and it does not have to be empty.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hankenhunter on 10 January, 2019, 8:21
As someone who has invented a great selling exercise cat toy selling for five bucks, I'm getting a kick out of this.  Hank
Comment icon #12 Posted by Farmer77 on 10 January, 2019, 8:42
Oh? Please do tell!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Hankenhunter on 10 January, 2019, 10:19
If it's okay with you, it might be better in a p.m. I don't want to, nor be accused of advertising on UM. I value this place too much. Hank
Comment icon #14 Posted by Farmer77 on 10 January, 2019, 10:21
Of course! Also please dont feel compelled to share anything if you dont want to!  (I dont get the impression that you would but thought I should throw that out there)
Comment icon #15 Posted by sci-nerd on 10 January, 2019, 14:42
He's saying: It's good you are home, food provider! Now feed me!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hal White on 14 January, 2019, 19:13
funny thing is there already is a Cat treadmill. Its even been featured on Tested the Adam Savage youtube.. Its called one Fast cat..  Ill let you search it out if you like but its a fraction of the cost (getting one for my cats soon) and Brilliant idea of the laser pointer shining on it.  Like that thinking I have 3 cats (yes call me crazy) and they need more exercise. So Im going to get one and if I remember this post Ill send a video clip of each trying it out. Im not affiliated with them I think its a great idea but I feel a tiny bit of re engineering is needed. Was going to 3d print my ow... [More]

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