Any fur parent will tell you that pets can give us hours of joy and provide us with companionship and affection, we want to make sure we’re showing them the same kind of love.
But how can you do that if you’re at work on a full- or part-time basis, or if you’re out of the house for an extended period? If your pet, or pets, are at home by themselves for long periods of time, it’s important to ensure that they are still being cared for and that they have access to all the things that can keep them entertained and comfortable.
In the digital age, it’s no surprise that there is a huge array of smart tech for pets available out there. We’ve comprised a list of pet tech products you could invest in to help make sure your beloved fur baby is looked after every single hour of the day.
This is one piece of pet technology that has lots of benefits. It might be a good idea to invest in a smart pet feeder if your pet’s diet needs to be carefully controlled to stop them overeating, if your pet needs to be fed at very specific times of the day, or if you know you won’t be home to feed your pet yourself.
Smart pet feeders come in a variety of sizes and are available for a range of budgets. At the high-end of the market, you can find smart pet feeders that also feature a camera, so that you can watch your pet and talk to them.
Most smart pet feeders work by connecting to your home’s wi-fi, and you can then control the feeder through an app. This allows you to actively check whether your pet has been fed even when you’re out of the house.
Just like the range of smart pet feeders, wi-fi controlled pet cameras come in an astounding variety of shapes and sizes to suit all budgets. If you want to be able to keep a close watch on your pet while you’re out of the house, then a smart pet camera is a great idea.
Basic pet cameras can be set up in a corner of your home so that you can keep an eye on your pet while you’re out of the house. By connecting to your home’s wi-fi, you can log into an iOS or Android app to see exactly what your pet is up to in real time.
But there are also wi-fi pet cams available that can be controlled to feed your pets treats, or that also double as pet toys that can keep your pet entertained while you’re out.
Is your fur baby an escape artist? Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your pet can still get out of the house or the yard and take themselves for a walk. If you’re worried about your pet escaping and getting into trouble, then it could be worth investing in a smart GPS tracker.
Most GPS pet trackers will attach to your pet’s collar and alert you when your pet breaches a certain boundary point. So, if your little Houdini does escape, you’ll know when and where they are.
The idea of a smart, self-cleaning litter box is probably an irresistible idea for many cat owners. This pet technology adds a whole new level of convenience, and it means that your cat will have a safe and clean place to relieve themselves even if you’re out of the house for a long period of time.
So, how do smart litter boxes for cats work? As there are quite a few options out there, each smart litter box will work a little differently. Some of the high-end models will require you to first load up a reservoir in the box with fresh kitty litter. Then, after your cat has used the litter box, waste is automatically disposed of in a separate compartment. After this, the litter is automatically topped up from the reservoir. Other models feature a raking function that will automatically scrape waste into a separate compartment once your cat has used the box, which is a simple and scoop-free way of cleaning up after your cat.
Pet doors can be really handy, allowing your pet to come and go whenever they want. However, non-smart pet doors do pose a few problems, such as letting in unwanted critters. If you have more than one pet, but not all your pets are allowed outdoors, this can also pose an issue.
Smart pet doors solve many problems. Most smart pet doors work by only activating when they sense your pet nearby, which is activated either by their microchip or by a special collar that partners with the door. When the door is not in use, it is safely and securely closed, meaning unwanted guests cannot get into your home while you’re out.
Caring for pets while you’re not at home As a responsible pet owner, you understand how important it is to give your fur baby the love and care they need and deserve. Thanks to these innovative pet tech products, you can ensure that your pets are cared for even while you’re out of the house.