2020 spared no industries yet left room for the rise of AI technology—even for your canine and feline household members. As pet parents feel the increasing need to give their four-legged companions more autonomy, gadgets such as all-in-one pet cameras and multifunctional toys have since hit the market. Why let human
As pandemic restrictions become relatively loose, many pet parents are returning to work and need ways to keep their pets safe and entertained. If you’re among these high-tech dog enthusiasts, below are five gadgets you’ll want to add to your Amazon cart.
Automatic Pet Feeders
If you’re adjusting to a busy schedule, there’s no better way to keep your pet fed than with an automatic feeder. If you’re an Amazon Echo loyalist, the PetSafe Smart Feed 2.0 Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder is compatible with your device. With it, you can monitor your pet’s feeding schedule and even enforce a Slow Feed setting for pets that can shed a pound or two.
An excellent option for owners on a budget is the PetSafe Eatwell 5-Meal Automatic Pet Feeder, sturdy and battery-operated. The device holds five servings of food, with one tray exposed at a time.
Automatic Litter Boxes
In the name of automation, electronic litter boxes are also making waves within pet households. Visually aesthetic options such as the egg-shaped Litter-Robot’s Wifi-Enabled Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box autonomously sifts through your pet’s droppings, cleaning up litter every 15 minutes after use. These impressive products allow owners to monitor waste drawer levels from a mobile app and troubleshoot any unwanted jams.
GPS & Activity Trackers
Who says pets can’t don their version of the ever-popular FitBit? Nowadays, intelligent collars are all the rage. Products such as the Whistle Go Explore monitor your pet’s location and vitals at all times. These waterproof trackers combine GPS and cellular technology, collating information such as escape alerts and sleeping patterns.
If you prefer a simpler product, you can give the Cube Bluetooth Smart Tracker a shot. This attachable product has a 100-foot range.
Dog DNA Tests
As the Adopt Don’t Shop movement remains rampant across America, more pet parents are keen on learning about their beloved pup’s heritage. What better way to know where your canine companion hails from than a DNA test?
The Embark Breed + Health Kit is a unique all-in-one product that lets you know your pet’s exact breed makeup. While pricier than most, Embark unearths gritty details such as whether your dog is predisposed to specific genetic diseases and traits.
Treat & Toy Subscription Services
Nowadays, the best way to discover new products is through monthly subscription boxes—why not let your pet in on the fun? Subscriptions like Bark Box compile newly-released toys, tech, and treats, with preferences you can customize yourself. If your pup loves the occasional surprise, BarkBox offers an impressive selection of dog-themed goodies.
While you’re future-proofing your home, don’t leave your pet behind. Thanks to technological advances, keeping your pet healthy and happy is easier than ever before.
While some pet owners still prefer analog versions of these new and improved pet must-haves, there’s no harm in taking a peek at what the future has in store.
About the Author
Mike is the founder of Dog Embassy, an online space for valuable resources and must-knows about pet care. Passionate about all things canine, he is an expert in obedience, welfare, and nutrition.