10 High-Tech Gadgets You and Your Pet will Love
Toys that help your pets get much needed exercise, technology that makes pet owner's lives easier... this roundup has it all. Read on for 10 high-tech gadgets that you and your furry friend will love.
PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor
Other than alleviating the fear of intruders, this digital doggie door has plenty of smart uses. If your pet is wearing the SmartKey on his collar and tries to go through the door, radio-frequency technology reads the collar's unique signal and unlocks the flap. It automatically locks back into place when your pet's SmartKey is out of range. This means, depending on what pet is given a SmartKey, you can let your dog go out while keeping the cat inside, give your cat access to the litter box while keeping the dog out, or any other number of scenarios unique to your home.
This toy was designed to keep dogs active and engaged, while giving them a little encouragement in the form of treats. The Tikr toy, which you fill with treats of various sizes before playtime, is powered on an analog timer. For up to 45 minutes the inner chamber rotates and the treats fall out as the holes align.
Dart Laser Cat Toy
You'll be as mesmerized as your cat with this automatically rotating laser toy. The 360-degree laser randomly changes patterns; four speeds and four timer settings make for hours of exercise and entertainment for your furry friend.
Train 'n Praise Potty Training System
This tool is bound to make pet owner's lives easier, by integrating a treat dispenser into the absorbent potty training pad. When moisture is detected, an internal sensor system wirelessly sends an electronic signal to the treat dispenser. Your floor stays clean and dry, and young pups learn quickly through positive reinforcement.
Most pet owners know that it can be hard to leave their pet at home alone during the day. PlayDate is attempting to solve this problem by integrating a camera in a toy ball, so you can play with your cat or dog remotely via a mobile app while having a unique–and adorable–vantage point.
Encourage playtime with an automatic ball launcher, perfect for small- to medium-size dogs. The ball will shoot out at distances of either 10, 20 or 30 feet when manually loaded into the funnel.
Never scoop a litter box again with this game-changing design. The Litter-Robot senses when your cat enters and exits the box. A timer counts down after he or she leaves, and after allowing time for the litter to clump, a Clean cycle begins, sifting and separating the contents before dropping the waste into a carbon-filtered drawer below. For a single-cat household, you only need to empty the drawer once every 7 to 10 days.
WonderWoof BowTie Activity Monitor
This bow tie is more than meets the eye. The Bluetooth device inside tracks your pet's movements and makes sure they are getting enough activity based on a variety of factors, such as age, breed and size. An app sends updates to your phone in real time. Available in six colors. $95.99; wonderwoof.com. Grab one at Amazon today!
The SmartFeeder stores up to 7 lbs. of food. And once you schedule mealtime through the app, it automatically distributes portions based on your pet's age, weight, food type and activity level. The free app offers insights on your pet's nutritional habits and sends notifications informing you when your pet was fed and how much, plus warnings when the food is running low. You can even order food when you're running low via Petnet's delivery service. $149; petnet.io. Find one on Amazon, too!
Petzi Treat-Dispensing Camera
Even from afar, you can check in on your pet and give 'em a treat with this digital treat dispenser, great for the anxious dog who doesn't like being home alone. The Petzi Treat Launcher will dispense a snack for them, and the integrated camera and audio allows you to see their looks of surprise when you pop in to say hi. $169.95; petzi.com
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