10 Best New Gadgets for Your Cat
If you love your feline, you'll be all-in on these cool, high-tech cat gadgets.
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Litter-Robot 3 Connect
If you love your cat but hate scooping their litter box, the Litter-Robot 3 Connect is the answer to your prayers. This smart litter box automatically cleans itself every time you cat goes to the box, and it sends a notification when its waste drawer is full. Plus, with its associated app, you can monitor how often your cat is using the box, which can alert you to potential health issues. The only downside? This high-tech gadget costs a cool $500.
Petcube Play 2
Tire out frisky felines with the help of the Petcube Play 2, a smart pet monitor with a built-in laser cat toy that costs $180. This cube-shaped gadget lets you check in on your cat(s) from anywhere, thanks to its high-definition camera and two-way audio. You can also control its pet-safe laser toy right from your phone. Even if you don’t have time to play, you can put the laser on automatic to keep your kitties occupied.
If your cat is an escape artist, you can give yourself peace of mind with the $60 Cat Tailer. This smart collar tag uses long-range Bluetooth to send location data to your phone, allowing you to find your cat if they ever wander off outside or are simply hiding in your house. It has a range of 300+ feet. And because it doesn’t use GPS, there are no monthly fees.
PetSafe Smart Feeder
Does your cat wake you up at the crack of dawn, demanding to be fed? If so, the PetSafe Smart Feeder will be your best friend. This smart feeder costs around $160, and you can create an automatic feeding scheduling using your phone. And if you’re ever coming home late from work, you can trigger a remote feeding to keep your cat happy. There’s even a slow feed option for pets who gulp down their food too quickly!
Does your cat need a friend? The Ebo Catpal is a smart robotic companion that helps keep them active and entertained when you’re away from home. This $240 gadget has a built-in camera that lets you stream live video and take photos from your phone. It’s programmed with autonomous movements and engaging sounds to encourage your cat to play.
SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect
You can save yourself the trouble of letting your cat in and out of the house all day with the SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect. Not only does this smart pet door let your cat come and go by scanning their microchip, but it also creates a log of every time they go through the door, giving you better insights into their habits. The system costs around $240, and there are collar tags available for animals without microchips.
SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder
If your other pets seize any chance to gobble down the cat’s food, you can keep it safe with the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder. This cool $150 feeder only opens when the pet with the programmed microchip approaches, and it closes when your cat moves away. You can put wet or dry food in the feeder. The brand also offers collar tags for pets without microchips.
Ralthy Interactive Robotic Cat Toy
The Ralthy Interactive Robotic Cat Toy is another high-tech gadget that will keep your cat active throughout the day. The robotic toy automatically navigates around your home, encouraging cats to chase it using a fun feather accessories. It can run for three or four hours per charge, and it even offers two speed modes to cater to your pet’s athletic abilities.
PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box
If you prefer crystal litter, the PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box can take care of daily maintenance for you. This high-tech litter box costs $140, and it includes a rake that automatically sifts out solid waste, storing it in a hidden compartment. The rake also redistributes the remaining litter, so all that’s left for you to do is empty the box once a month or so.
SKYMEE Owl Robot
The Skymee Owl Robot is a pet monitor, treat dispenser and interactive toy all in one. The owl-themed gadget rolls around the floor with your pets, encouraging them to chase it with a feather accessory and dropping treats to keep them engaged. You can control the toy via your phone and “see” through its eyes thanks to its built-in camera. This fun gadget can be yours for $170.