Patents for Celebrating the Holidays with your Pets

The holidays are a wonderful time of year for humans and a terrifying time of year for pets. Christmas is filled with terrible temptations and unspeakable horror for dogs and cats. A dog will desperately want to eat every semi-edible holiday treat on the table (except maybe the fruit cake), while the cat will be itching to climb the new pine-scented scratching post that has mysteriously appeared in the the living room. And then there are the Christmas card pictures that involve the doggy reindeer antlers and kitty Santa hats…your pets will never forgive you. So how can you ease the temptation and trauma that your pets face every year during the holidays?

Luckily, a few innovative minds have created some brilliant patents to help your pets get happily through the holidays.  The following inventions (found on Google Patents) provide the edible decorations, Christmas tree protection, and cat-appropriate snow boots that will make Mittens and Fido look forward to the arrival of Santa Paws for years to come!

1. US D434543  – Dog bone wreath

A doggie snack platter that can double as a Christmas decoration.

A doggie snack platter that can double as a Christmas decoration.

First you’ll need to add a little holiday cheer to the house, and what decoration is more festive than a tasteful wreath? This wreath will be very tasteful for Fido!

2. US 8230812 – Apparatus to prevent pets climbing a Christmas tree

Ruin the holidays for your cat.

Ruin the holidays for your cat.

Since the first Christmas tree was put up in a log cabin centuries ago, the common house cat has felt the overwhelming need to reach the highest bough (and break every ornament along the way). This brilliant device will keep your tree intact for about 30 extra seconds.

3. US D394229 – Holiday pet stocking

Also a glove for your pet Big Foot.

Also a glove for your pet yeti.

You will be known as the pet owner who truly cares for the feelings of their pets by including this paw-shaped stocking over the mantle. (You will also be known as the crazy neighbor with the paw stocking on their mantle, but who cares what others think?)

4. EP 0845950 B1 – Edible animal greeting cards

From Santa Paws.

From Santa Paws.

Chances are that Fido won’t read the heartfelt message that you wrote in this lovely pet greeting card, but he’ll still appreciate the chicken-flavored sentiment.

5. US D598613 – Pet foot apparel 

Nothing makes a cat happier than kitten mittens.

Nothing makes a cat happier than kitten mittens.

No one likes getting socks for Christmas, but it’s always better in the long run to get a practical gift.  What could be more practical than kitty socks to keep your cat’s feet warm in the winter?

Intellogist wishes you and your pets a Happy Holidays!  Do you know of any other pet-themed holiday patents?  Let us know in the comments!

Patent Information from Landon IP

This post was contributed by Joelle Mornini. The Intellogist blog is provided for free by Intellogist’s parent company Landon IP, a major provider of patent searches, trademark searches, technical translations, and information retrieval services

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