Technology enriches our lives on a daily basis—something you could also say about our pets. (Sure, the laptop never leaks on the carpet, but it also never gets excited when you come home from work.) But technology doesn’t only make our lives easier, it makes our pets’ lives easier too. There are tons of gadgets and devices designed to make sure they’re well fed, played with, and kept safe from harm. Here are 15 gadgets for modern pets.
Glowdoggie is sort of like a bike light, but for your dog. It’s a waterproof LED collar that makes your dog more visible at night. Just put it around your pooch’s neck when you want to go out for a late (or very early) walk and pull it off when you’re done.
6-Day Automatic Pet Dish
If you’re going to be out of town for a week and you’re concerned that your pet may eat all of his or her food in one sitting, the 6-Day Automatic Pet Dish is essential. This smart food dish lets you schedule feeding intervals of 6, 12 or 24 hours and stores a ⅔ cup of food in each compartment.
If you have multiple cats on a specific diet then you may need a more sophisticated feeder. Gate Feeder grants access to any cat wearing the corresponding RFID tag on their collar. Although pricey, it’s a clever way to make sure the right pet eats the right food… and that the dog doesn’t gobble down all of Sassy’s sensitive stomach cat food.
Tagg Pet Tracker
Unfortunately your dog lacks the opposable thumbs and wherewithal to text you for a ride when he gets lost. Luckily Tagg’s got it covered. The lightweight, water resistant pet tracker attaches to your dog’s collar and lets you track him or her using GPS. Unlike microchips, Tagg can let you know the second your dog leaves the Tagg zone you designate.
Pet’s Eye View Camera
If you’ve ever wondered what the world looks like through your pet’s eyes then you need a Pet’s Eye View Camera. The lightweight camera clips to your cat or dog’s collar and takes pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes, giving you insight into how they experience things… and what they’re up to when you’re not around.
The Ultrasonic Barking Dog Deterrent
This seemingly innocuous birdhouse is actually a barking deterrent for dogs. Whenever your dog (or your neighbor’s dog) barks within range of the Ultrasonic Barking Dog birdhouse it emits an ultrasonic sound. The tone is inaudible to humans, but will startle the dog and teach him to associate barking with the unpleasant sound.
Everyday Fish Feeder
Since they can’t wake you up at 4AM, it’s easy to forget to feed your fish. It’s even easier to forget whether or not you’ve already fed them. Enter the Everyday Fish Feeder. You can set it to automatically feed your fish up to 8 times daily and it can last for up to 6 weeks. It also features an integrated fan system to keep the food dry and allows you to set portions easily.
Dog Caller is a device worn by your dog that contacts your phone whenever the temperature rises to dangerous levels. Right now it’s in prototype stage, but will be available for purchase early next year.