The best tech for caring for your pets
It goes without saying that technology has had a great impact on human lives. With the fourth industrial revolution and introduction of technologies like AI, ML, IoT etc, this impact is only becoming greater. Pet care on the other hand, has sort of been hiding under a rock during all of these advancements. There haven’t been any major changes in our pets’ lives and they have been living the same way their predecessors had for decades. However, all of that is now changing.
Recently, there has been a lot of money flowing into the pet tech industry, leading to a lot of innovation. In this article, we will take you through the best gadgets available for your furry little friends. All these devices are not only designed to make your pet’s lives easier but yours as well.
We all enjoy a game of fetch with our little furball every now and then but honestly, only up to the fifth throw. Beyond that, it starts to get a little boring, not to mention your arm starts to hurt a little bit too. iFetch is the perfect toy for any pet since it will keep throwing those balls all day to keep your pet entertained and active. Whether you have a dog or a cat, or even a genetically enhanced hamster, this product is perfect for all shapes and sizes. You can choose from two variants — small or large — depending on the size of your pet. You can also adjust the launch distance you want the ball to be thrown to — 10, 20, or 30 feet — making it convenient for indoor or outdoor play.
Ever been at work and wondered how your little friend is doing at home? Of course you have, we all have. But those days are gone thanks to the new Petcube Play 2 which allows you to check up on your pet at any time from anywhere. It essentially works like a baby monitor for pets and comes with a two-way communication device that can be effortlessly linked with your smartphone. It is very convenient to operate and can help reduce your separation anxiety.
Tracking your pooch is always challenging and can get frustrating and frightening if you keep losing track of them. However, with the new Whistle GPS Pet Tracker you can truly be relaxed and carefree because tracking your pet has never been easier. Simply set a safe area and you will be notified if your pet ever ends up leaving that designated space. Not only will you be provided with 24/7 location tracking, but you will also get to track and analyze your pet’s activities such as playing, napping, running etc. Thanks to this device you can now also monitor the health of your pet through the data of your pet’s licking and scratching habits. This device comes in a compact size that can easily be attached to the collar of your little one and can be controlled through a downloadable mobile application.
Drinking the right amount of water is essential to the development of our cats and dogs but most of them are moody and, as a result, are dehydrated. Ideally, our pets should drink approximately one ounce of water per pound of body weight everyday, but most of them drinking a lot less. The Drinkwell water fountain deals with this problem by having a clear stream of water running the whole time. The stream makes not only attracts the pets but also make it more appealing for them to drink the water. The build of the fountain is of premium quality and is made from BPA-free plastic which makes it safe for your pets and household. It offers dual carbon and foam filtration to provide the best quality water to keep your pets healthy and happy.
For our pets to stay in the best shape, it is important they have a balanced and consistent diet. However, that is not always possible due to our schedules — something that ends up causing problems for our lovely pets. Now, with the Arf Pets feeder, you can automate your pets feeding schedule and even customize the portions you want to dispense. You can pre-load up to 10 meals of 24 ml each and make sure your pet’s wellbeing is taken care of even if you are not around.
A very popular and highly rated product that can help you track your pets at home from anywhere in the world. It comes with full HD display and night vision so that your pet can be taken care of throughout the day. The device also comes with a two-way communication system and a snack dispenser to make sure your pet never feels lonely. The device can easily be linked to your smartphone and is also compatible with Alexa. As an added bonus, it will notify you any time it hears a bark in the house so you can check to make sure your furry friend is doing alright.
For the last product we went for something a little different. Though this is not technically a tech product, it does address a major problem. How often does this happen? You’re all dressed up and ready to go out but your hairy little friend decides to rub their fur all over your favorite clothes. It is hard to be mad at them, but this can get challenging and going back to the grooming salon regularly can be inconvenient and pricey. The best alternative is the convenient and pet friendly FURminator. It is perfect for all kinds of hairy pets and removes all the loose hair while protecting your pet from cuts and bumps. It is available in several convenient sizes and is extremely easy to use.
Now that you are aware of the various kinds of tech gadgets available, you can decide what product suits you the most. The best way to do that is to understand the needs of your pet and yourself. Maybe even try to slip into the shoes of your beloved pet and ask what would make them happy.
Written by: Anoop Nain
Anoop is a Content Consultant. He is also a proud father of four rescued dogs and two Flemish giant rabbits. Besides being a full-time dog father and rabbit home planner, he is a freelance content writer and an educationist, with more than 6 years’ experience in the field of content writing.