This month DirecTV will start offering DOGTV, a $10/month 24-hour channel with programming "scientifically developed" for dogs left at home while their owners are away (although apparently that chick in the picture is really into it too).
DOGTV's 24/7 programing helps stimulate, entertain, relax and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences and behavior patterns, all from a dog's point of view.
While not taking any official position, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) said any relaxation and stimulation for pets is good. But it doubted that all dogs will take to it.
"It could work for some dogs and it might not interest others," a spokesman for the AVMA said.
The company, which is in talks and planning to launch the channel in other countries, is also contemplating a TV channel for cats.
"They are not as social as dogs so suffer less from being alone," Neumann said.
Ahahahhahahha, a channel for cats too?! You think it's just gonna be a black screen with a little red dot moving around like a laser pointer? Cats love that shit. Although I used to have a cat who could stare at a blank wall for HOURS. That was like, his thing. That and missing the litter box. You know, I saw a lot of myself in that cat -- he was really special. "Mentally deficient?" DAMMIT I SAID SPECIAL.
Thanks to LupusYonderboy, who's holding out for a channel specifically for lonely turtles.