Laserholic Pets

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Intro: Laserholic Pets

Here is a simple way you can easily keep your pets entertained if they like to chase the 1mw red lasers.
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Step 1: Get All the Parts

1 Pet (preferably dog... or cat)
1 Pet Jacket/Sweater
1 Pack of Velcro Tape (radioshack has them)
1 1 mw Laser (petco has them)
1 Rubber Band
1 Scissor

Step 2: Prepare the Velcro Tape

Cut the soft side of the velcro tape into two pieces. Remove the plastic protecting the sticky underside and wrap it above and below the button on the laser. The velcro tape will need some trimming to remove the excess so it fits perfect around the laser.

Step 3: Attach to Clothing

Remove the plastic covering the sticky side of the rough velcro tape. Firmly attach to the pet's clothing on either the right or left shoulder.

Step 4: Entertainment Till the Battery Dies!


Put the rubber band on the laser so it holds down the button allowing the laser to stay on and then attach it to the clothing on either the right of left side.
Posted by Laser Community member: FathomBoy91

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    There are some serious behavioral problems that can arise in dogs if they play with lasers- they prey drive is activated but they are never able to satisfy the drive and as a result you have the potential for a neurotic dog with problems such as increased anxiety and obsessive light / shadow chasing behaviors- here is a link to an article that tells more about this-

    http://www.dogingtonpost.com/laser-pointers-could-...

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    jscott14

    5 years ago on Step 4

    I have no idea why people think this is cruel. My cats know the sound of the click of the laser pointer and all get ready knowing it is play time. They love chasing the darn thing, and when I let them know it is over, they are fine and stop looking for it. They know it is a game. Animals are not as dumb as people think.

    I think this is a great idea, and really gives them a good workout. Using a laser pointer with one of my cats actually gave her better eye/paw coordination. She had problems with putting her paws where her eyes told her something was (if you know what I mean), and after playing with the laser for a while, she was better able to hit her target.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Mirime

    7 years ago on Introduction

    we do this with our cats and it dose help the one lose some wieght 23 pound 1/2 mainecoon and loves to sit on people's ribs

    About 10 years ago we had a Lab/chess that just went wild over our exercise routine of using a lazer light up and down a long hall. After about 2 years she started limping. We took her to a vet and she had torn her ACL. We had surgery to repair the knee joint ( $900 and lots of stress getting her to and from the surgery-150 miles each way). After discussing how we played with her to give her exercise during the terrible winters in SD the vet told us to never use the lazer with her again and that her other knee was at risk because of bearing more weight on it during recuperation. The other knee went bad and we had to put her down because the repaired knee could not hold her weight while recuperating. I will let you determine if you want to take the chance of surgery or not. We personally do not use this any more. I think using it with cats would probably be ok since they do not stop on a dime after going 100 MPH and turn around headed the other direction.

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    You've not seen my cats darting about, they can run into a room, turn around and dart back out again within a fraction of a second... ;)

     my cat all i can see is a black blur running through the living room......i am convinced she is a crack addict

     zomg do do that on a tile floor i was playing with my aussie sheppard with a laser and she got some momentum and slid till she hit the fridge.....it was the funniest thing ive ever seen she even kept chasing the dam laser 

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    Ulthranclark

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Amimals? Curle? Don't you love it when people try to have a serious statement, but just mess it up? xD

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    peach_fart

    8 years ago on Step 1

    petco has lasers and radioshack has velco tape?

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    theRIAA

    10 years ago on Introduction

    my dog doesn't even notice my 35mw green laser, i can flash it anywhere around him, and he just acts like nothings going on, i assume your dog would have a heart attack. and isn't that kinda cruel? wouldn't prolonged exposure to this device cause uncontrollable rage... in dogs?

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    FathomBoy91theRIAA

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Actually he doesn't seem to respond to my 55mw greenie and i told my teacher about it... She recalls seeing somewhere that dogs may be colorblind or more sensative to certain colors... it was news to me because i always thought they saw black and white...

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    NetReaperFathomBoy91

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Ya, I hear that they can see some colors, just not all. As humans our eyes are attracted to green lasers the most