High-Tech for Four-Legged Friends
We live in a high-tech world, but that doesn’t mean our furry family members have to be excluded. Gadgetry isn’t only for humans anymore. Check out these high-tech treats your pet is dying to try!
For the Separation Anxiety Set
Do you or your pooch have a tough time when you have to leave the house? To quell your anxieties, you can install a camera and treat dispensing console in your home, like The Furbo. You can press a button on the Furbo app anywhere and it will toss a treat to your pup back home. The app will also let you know when your dog barks, so you can either give it another treat or check in with your pup using the video camera and two-way microphone. There’s also the Petcube Camera, which features a better design for cat parents looking to check in on their fur baby remotely. It actually has an interactive laser you activate from your phone so you can play with your pet from any location. It also features two-way talk, sound and motion alerts, and 3x digital zoom capability.
For the Hungry Hounds
You can now use your dog or cat’s microchip to control feeding times with the SureFeed Microchip Feeder. This gadget is perfect for multi-pet homes where stealing food can be an issue. You program your pet’s microchip into the feeder and the lid opens when the appropriate, registered pet approaches so he or she can eat without their food being stolen. The Microchip Feeder is battery operated and can store up to 32 pet identities. There’s also the Petnet SmartFeeder that allows you to feed your cat or dog from your phone. You can manage your pet’s feeding schedule, control their portions, and receive app alerts for food levels and when your pet has eaten their meal.
For the Wandering Cats
For those whose pets like to roam and run free, you can now track them with GPS collars. The Pawtrack GPS Cat Collar allows you to locate your cat on a map as they wander the city streets or soak up the sun in your neighbor’s yard. It automatically checks their location every 10 minutes, but you can also live track your cat whenever you want. The Pawtrack even recognizes your Wi-Fi so it will turn itself off when your kitty is safe and sound back home.
For the Fetch Fiends
If your dog is a tireless maniac for fetch, you should consider investing in the iFetch. Your arms no longer have to be sore from a trip to the park. The iFetch is an automatic ball launcher that can throw balls at a chosen distance of 10ft, 20ft, and 30ft with just the push of a button. If your pup is easily trained, you can teach him or her to load the balls themselves after they’ve retrieved them. There’s also the GoDogGo, which is a remote-controlled ball launcher. You can sit back and relax and use your remote to throw tennis balls, or you can set it up to throw them automatically every 4, 7, or 15 seconds. The GoDogGo also allows you to adjust the length of the toss and is battery operated with up to 25 hours of playtime.
For the Fitbit Obsessed Pet Parents
If you never take off your Fitbit and obsessively track your steps and heart rate, why should your fur baby be any different? The PitPat is a wearable activity tracker and app for your dog. Attach it to their collar and monitor their movements, fitness, and sleep. You can also program The PitPat according to exercise guidelines they provide based on the age, breed, and measured activity of the dog.