It’s the twenty-first century and unless you live under a rock, you can not help but notice how much technology has impacted our lives. We have smartphones, smart appliances, smart cars, and smart homes. So, why not smart tech for our furry family members? No worries, we’ve got that too. Here are five of our favorites:
Do you feel guilty leaving your pet at home alone? If you feel like an absentee pet parent, PetChatz might be the answer.
According to their website, “PetChatz® is a Greet & Treat® videophone that provides a full day of interaction and entertainment for your home alone pet …”. The chew resistant, wall-mounted device allows you to engage with your pet via two-way video chat, includes a remote treat dispenser, sound and motion detectors, and even relaxing aromatherapy.
With the optional PetCall accessory your pet can even call you with the press of a button and with a subscription to DOGTV you can stream dog-friendly video content to you PetChatz device. Learn more here.
Want to make sure that your pet is meeting his/her daily exercise goals? PitPat can help!
Wearable activity monitors have gone mainstream for humans with popular devices like the FitBit and iWatch tracking a variety of metrics to help monitor our health. Well, now you can monitor your pet’s activity as well.
The PitPat attaches unobtrusively to your dog’s collar and continuously records your dog’s movements. The free smartphone app determines what activity your dog was engaged in, for how long, distance covered, and even calories burned. For a mere $39.00, this is some pretty cool tech for the health conscious canine. Get yours here.
WHISTLE GPS PET TRACKER
Microchipping your pet is always a good idea. Assuming they are found by a good samaritan and taken to a vet or shelter, you will likely be reunited with your four-legged friend. Whistle GPS Pet Tracker takes this technology to a whole new level.
With the tracker attached to your pet’s collar or harness, you can use the Whistle GPS Pet Tracker app to pinpoint the exact location of your pet. This can significantly reduce the amount of time that your pet is allowed to run loose, making for a faster and safer reunion. The latest version of the product also allows for health and fitness monitoring and proactive alerts, so you’ll know if your pet leaves a predefined area.
This is technology that protects your pet and reduces anxiety for the pet owner searching for their lost fur baby. Check it out here.
Everyone loves their pets, but we do not know of anybody that loves pet hair. It gets in the carpets, the upholstery, and on our clothes, not to mention the problems it creates for those with allergies. Thankfully, Dyson has a solution!
The Dyson Groom Tool has 364 flexible bristles angled at 35 degrees. They penetrate your dogs coat with every stroke and capture loose hairs, dead skin cells, and allergens. These are all siphoned directly into the vacuum cleaner for fast and easy cleanup.
Dyson products are renowned for their quality construction and the Groom Tool comes with a one-year warranty and lifetime support. Check it out here.
The GoPro Fetch Harness is designed to easily attach your GoPro camera to your pet to get a dog’s eye view of the world. Of course you’ll need a GoPro camera to complete the ensemble, but who doesn’t want to see thre world through their dog’s eyes.
From the GoPro website: “The Fetch harness and HERO cameras in appropriate housings enable dog owners to document a range of pet activities on land or in water. Mud, snow, water and woods are no match for Fetch – the water-friendly mount holds up to the elements and can be machine or hand-washed to keep it clean. An included camera tether ensures that the GoPro stays attached, no matter what type of play the dog engages in.” Check it out here.