Among the thousands of wares on display at a recent American Pet Products Manufacturers Association trade show in San Diego:
Critter Cruisers. Little plastic cars powered by hamster wheels in the passenger compartment. And when your hamster is tired of driving around the house (or the custom Hamtrac roadway), he can retire to the Habitrail Space Station, a network of tubes and rooms that resembles an orbiting satellite.
Lazy Cat Laser. At last, laser technology has been put to its proper use -- a laser pen that projects the image of a red mouse up to 100 feet. Rival pet laser maker Ken Epstein said dogs and fish will also chase the red laser dots.
Talk to Me Treatball. Owners can record a personal message that plays whenever the ball is jarred by their pet. The ball also dispenses treats. "Your dog will never be alone again!"
Crazy Catnip Bubbles. Just like blowing regular bubbles, but these are made with catnip.
City Cat Condos. A three-level feline penthouse that hangs out the window of a house or apartment.
EZ Fetch Flying Disc. Finally, a Frisbee with a support leg underneath so dogs can pick up the disc more easily.
King Pup. A pyramid doghouse covered with Egyptian hieroglyphics.