Must-have tech gadgets for pets
Have you ever wanted to communicate with your pet while you were on vacation? Or wished you had a way to make sure they're staying active and, most importantly, safe while you're at work? Tech gadgets such as PetChatz and The Go Bone are just a few innovative products that allow pet parents to play with and watch their pets when they cannot be physically present. Pet owners can now play fetch, take photos and visually communicate with their furry friends using these products and their mobile devices.
CleverPet is an innovative engagement game built to teach your pet how to perform tasks through food challenges and a light-up touch pad. Your pup masters the challenge by tapping the lights and gaining treats and food when they correctly finish the task. Using the mobile app, owners can adjust the challenges and see what activity level their dog is at. Available at CleverPet for $299.00.
Pet Chatz allows dog owners and their furry friends to communicate with one another when they're apart. Owners download the free app available on iOS, Android and desktop to activate. Includes motion and sound detectors to make sure your pet is safe. The LCD display feature allows your dog to visually see you when you're away from home.The treat system delivers one treat at a time when you want to give them a reward. The product also offers a pet-safe scent release to help relieve stress your pup may be feeling. Your pet will also have the ability to PawCall you and play games. This product is available at Amazon for $379.00.
Tagg GPS Pet Tracker(Credit: Whistle)
The Tagg GPS pet tracker attaches to your pet's collar and tracks daily exercise levels through free iOS and Android apps. It also releases email and text alerts to owners to track their pets if they run away or get lost. Available at Amazon for $84.44.
PetSafe Dart Automatic Rotating Laser Cat Toy(Credit: Petsafe)
PetSafe Automatic Rotating Laser is a fun exercise item for cats and dogs with a variety of patterns and adjustable timer and speed settings based on your pet's exercise preference. Available at Amazon for $27.95.
PetSafe SmartDoor(Credit: PetSafe)
The PetSafe SmartDoor includes programmable selective entry, exit and auto-locking functions to ensure a safe and secure door for your pets. Available at Amazon for $147.63.
Nite Ize GlowStreak LED Dog Ball(Credit: Nite Ize)
The LED ball is a durable, motion-activated fetch toy ideal for nighttime play with your pup. Available at Amazon for $13.19.
The GoBone device is controlled through the free mobile app, and pet owners can activate games such as GoBone Fetch and Hide-and-Seek. Owners can also program the GoBone to run during particular hours of the day and record and share videos of your pup playing with the interactive toy. Available for pre-order at The GoBone for $169.00.
PetSafe Flitter Teaser Pet Toy(Credit: PetSafe)
The PetSafe Flitter Teaser toy allows your cat to engage in an interactive game with the ability to program play sessions all day whether you're home or away. Available at Amazon for $24.59.
iFetch allows for nonstop fun with your pet without having to do too much work. iFetch launches tennis balls 10 to 30 feet, perfect for both indoor and outdoor play. Available at Amazon for $114.99.
Place the Tailio device underneath your cat's litter box, download the free app, and begin to monitor your pet's weight loss/gain, frequency of litter box visits and changes in litter box behavior. The app tracks and alerts owners about health patterns, reminders to clean the litter box and vet reports. Available at Tailio for $199.00.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder(Credit: PetSafe)
This programmable feeder allows owners to schedule up to 12 meals a day with meal portions from 1/8 cup to 4 cups. There is also a Slow Feed Mode, Immediate Feed Mode and Pause Feed Mode based on your pets meal plan. Available at Amazon for $129.95.
Whistle Dog Activity Monitor(Credit: Whistle )
Whistle Activity Monitor for dogs allows owners to track their pup's exercise activity and long-term health trends, and set daily activity goals based on the dog's age and breed. Through the app, pet parents can log their pet's food and medication intake, and take photos to share. Available at Amazon for $99.99.
The Petcube features a two-way audio system to speak and hear activity when away from pets. The Petcube is operated through free iOS and Android apps, and records video for pet security. The recording history lasts up to 10 days and includes a built-in laser toy controlled via app for exercise and play for your pets. Available at Amazon for $199.00.
One Fast Cat Exercise Wheel(Credit: One Fast Cat)
High energy cat breeds will enjoy this exercise wheel. May require some training sessions. Available at Amazon for $199.00.