Catatsu: A ridiculous new item for your pet to wear this winter

By KK Miller

Winter in Japan may not be as cold as some other more northern countries, but it’s still very chilly even indoors because many people still choose to only heat one room in the house at a time, or live in buildings made out of lightweight materials in an effort to make them as earthquake-safe as possible.

This proves to be a bit of an issue for pet owners. Many pets are built to resist some amount of cold but others aren’t equipped to deal with the cold daytime weather.

Perhaps this is why Japan sells some pretty ridiculous pet clothes. UNIHABITAT has a couple of new pet outfits that are going to turn some heads, but will also keep your pets warm and cozy this winter season.

UNIHABITAT is a company that makes and sells products for pets and pet owners in order to facilitate a life of happy togetherness. This is certainly just another way of saying they have some cat and dog stuff to sell you. We aren’t always a fan of pets in clothes but these two outfits can’t be ignored. Introducing the “Catatsu” and the “Hot Dog”!

Designed like a sheltered blanket, the “Catatsu” knows exactly where your cat likes to be, under the kotatsu (heated table). Sleepy visions of winter will fill your head as you watch your furry feline friend snuggle up with this fantastic outfit on. With a cup full of green tea and an orange resting on the kotatsu, it will make you wish you were under there too.

Not one to be left out in the cold, the dog outfit (photo below) will really keep your dog hot, or warm at least. This hilarious/pitiable costume will also make your dog the talk of the town after you take it out for a walk. No one will ever forget that hot dog dressed as a “hot dog”. Looking stylish and keeping warm has never been so easy.

Make sure your special friends have a way to keep warm when you are out of the house. Both outfits come with the added bonus of being completely metal and wire free. You can grab the hot dog outfit in small, medium and large sizes starting at 2,500 yen while the “catatsu” is one size fits all at just 2,500 yen.

Source: Narinari

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"Happy togetherness"??? Only in Japan would such a ludicrous claim be made. Unless, of course, you're British (and I'm not).

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I have three cats and they make purr-fect house pets.

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More ridiculous would be to distort completely an impartial article citing as source just to fit to this article to its writer's bitterness.

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"Happy togetherness"??? Only in Japan would such a ludicrous claim be made. Unless, of course, you're British (and I'm not).'


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I love the awfully photoshopped picture with the dog!

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Kitsch! Every person with a grain of taste can distinct between quality cat costumes and kitsch!

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That's funny.....I thought "catatsu" was the Japanese word for "stepladder". (脚立)

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That's "kyatatsu".

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Well the dog photo is fake (Photoshopped shadows look terrible), but I love the Catatsu. I'm not a cat person but even I can see how much fun that looks. Love that for me let alone the cat.

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Eh, well, my own cat is supremely happy with her winter electric lap blanket.

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I don't find the Catatsu a "ridiculous" item, Cats when they feel cold would use it because it's warm, (my cats just snuggle under the bed, which is similar). as for the dog... ummm that's ridiculous.

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キャットコタツ➡キャッタツ / 脚立

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Exactly my point.

Not かったつ。

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Cats are sneaky on where they deposit things. Dogs do it in front of you and show remorse.

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We keep a hot-water bottle (not TOO hot) in our doggie den for our dogs when we're away in the daytime. They love it and huddle around it. They also love to snooze under our oversized actual kotatsu. We can barely put our own feet under it!

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