The popularity of apps and mobile devices has driven an explosion in new technology solutions for pet parents.
There are now numerous affordable, easy-to-use tools available to help keep pets active, engaged and happy when you’re away (or busy working from home on a deadline). They also make play time, clean-up and other everyday activities easier and more enjoyable.
Which pet tech products are right for you? Here are a few of our favorites:
Furbo dog cameras and treat dispensers
Furbo’s suite of pet interaction tools is invaluable for relieving separation anxiety for home-alone dogs.
With two-way audio, you can engage with pets on a regular basis, and even throw them a treat to reward them for good behavior. Meanwhile, Furbo Smart Alerts keep you notified of your pet’s activity, so you can know how they’re feeling and acting in the moment.
Petcube is a lot like a smartphone, but for your pet. This gadget allows you to stay connected anytime and monitors your pet all day long.
Petcube uses big data generation and analysis to automatically engage with your pet, to spot a health issue or distract them from an unwanted behavior. Over time, it can even learn to track your pet’s mood and respond accordingly. Amazing!
Cleaning the litter box is among the least appealing parts of cat parenting. Luckily, the PetSafe® ScoopFree® Self-Cleaning Litter Box automatically rakes away your cat’s waste, so you don’t have to.
It’s designed to minimize the amount of hands-on cleanup involved with disposable litter trays, which can be automatically delivered to your home to save time and effort. The ScoopFree system uses crystal litter, which eliminates dust and provides 5x better odor control than clumping litter.
The PetKit Pura X self-cleaning cat litter box automatically removes pet wastes for unmatched convenience. It’s also equipped with a selection of smart sensors to allow you to track health metrics like weight, use time and duration, and litter capacity.
That way, you can keep tabs on your kitty’s digestive and kidney health—hands-free from anywhere.
Like a FitBit for your pooch! Attach FitBark’s GPS and activity monitor to your pet’s collar, and track their health and activity using the FitBark app.
The extra-rugged waterproof monitor can be used to track steps, watch for signs of stress and anxiety and even monitor for scratching and itchiness. It’s a super useful tool for getting a real understanding of how much activity your pet undertakes during the course of a day.
Get a bird’s eye view of your cats and dogs from anywhere in the world. The Tractive tracker uses a powerful GPS sensor to document your pet’s movements throughout the day.
Set up mobile notifications to get updates on when your pet goes out for walks, the route they take and when they return to doggy day care. As long as your cat or dog is wearing the GPS collar, you'll always see their exact location, wherever they are in the world.
iFetch is an award-winning automatic ball launcher that provides a fun new twist to the game of fetch.
It’s simple to use: Your dog drops a tennis ball into the top of the unit and the ball is launched with power for your dog to fetch and return to the unit. Hours of fun for your pet with a whole lot fewer sore arms for you. It’s like a fetch Roomba!
The Pet Zone Fly By cat toy brings the outdoors in for your kitty with a flying action that mimics the movement and fluttering of a real butterfly.
When you flip the switch, your cat will experience stimulating and interactive play—helping to give them healthy mental and physical stimulation. All the fun of the outdoors, with none of the danger. A win-win!
CleverPet Hub is the world's first game console that’s made just for dogs. The Hub lets you give your dog more than a walk with engaging games, which were designed by animal-loving cognitive scientists.
The CleverPet Hub can help to your dog can stay busy and out of trouble for hours each day. Ideal for dog breeds that require a lot of engagement and stimulation throughout the day.