The 21st century’s burgeoning of technology affects not only the human population, but it also affects our pets and how we interact with our beloved furry babies. There are myriad devices on the market that can make pet ownership more pleasurable, easier, and possibly most importantly, safer.
1) Best Safety and Security Gadget
Interactive dog collars are becoming more and more “smart.” New smart collars fit comfortably around your dog’s neck and provide the following safety features:
- Full GPS & Activity Tracking for Your Pet
- Record keeping of adventures with your pet as well as veterinarian records
- Tracking of the ambient temperature your pet is experiencing
- Light and sound features for safety at night and for training assistants
This amazing device usually works with either iOS or with Android smartphones and can even integrate with smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa.
2) Best Fun Gadget
For dogs, a great gadget I suggest is the iFetch automatic ball thrower that is available in two sizes, for large or small dogs. It is rechargeable and will keep your lonely pet occupied for hours, or join in by sitting back and watching the fun! For your lovely feline, the PetSafe FroliCat Bolt Laser Toy can be held manually or set up for automatic play. It features automatic cut-off after 15 seconds of play. Both of these clever toys for your pets offer a superb opportunity to check out footage caught on your indoor camera while you are away!
3) Best Communication Tool for Your Pet
Two-way communication tools for you and your pets are now available, but they are a bit pricey. Although this item may be accessible only for those pet owners who can spare the cash, its benefits and communication abilities are astounding and have the potential to provide priceless peace-of-mind attributes (in addition to direct communication with your beloved pet) such as smart video recording, calming aromatherapy, and motion/sound detection. Imagine working abroad in Europe, yet being able to summon your lonely pet via your smartphone, communicate with him/her, and even send a command to grant the baby a treat! This item received over 4 stars with many, many units sold on Amazon. The only drawback may be that it works only with the manufacturer’s designed dog treats. Although regular indoor cameras can provide vigilance and some level of security over your pets, this marvelous creation allows for live interaction between the two of you!
4) Fantastic Practical Gadgets for Carefree Felines
Possibly the most annoying problem with owning a cat is maintaining an odor-free litter box. Cat fur may fly but it’s a minor issue when compared to the odor and problem of cleaning a litter box every day. However, there are new devices that make the problem a lot easier to solve. There are some cheaper options for around $100 to $200. But you can also go more space-age and invest in the The Litter Robot if you can invest as much as $500 in a technologically-controlled and monitored cat litter box. Reviews for The Litter Robot are profoundly positive, and attest to an almost effortless maintenance of your kitty’s wastes.
There are many opportunities to invest in technologies that will enhance and make your pet ownership more enjoyable and safer for your pet. Think about some of these options before you make a purchase; you and your pet(s) will be glad you did.
Mikkie Mills, is a freelance writer who often writes about family, home improvements and the occasional DIY project.