Every wonder what your pets actually DO all day when you're not home? Are they chasing their tail, chilling on the sofa, or both? Spy gadgets can give you the answer! In fact, there’s a whole array of helpful tech-operated items there for pets and pet owners. Here are some to check out:
Heated bed: Many humans love curling up with a weighted or heated blanket—they really are amazing to have when temperatures drop. Why not invest in a warm bed for your dog or cat? This one, available from Amazon, comes with a chew-resistant cord, heats up in just 10 minutes, and has a special temperature control to prevent overheating. It’s waterproof, easy-to-clean, and really fantastic for older pets with arthritis. It's available in 3 different sizes, so any breed from a chihuahua to a Great Dane can snooze in comfort. Indoor use only!
Automatic ball thrower: In full disclosure, this item is more than $100. However, we added it to the list because it really is a practical investment if your super-excited pup needs to be entertained when you’re typing some emails or cooking dinner. Available from Chewy.com, this mini ball launcher for small and medium-sized dogs, gives your arm a break by launching mini tennis balls (1.6”-inches; comes with 3 balls) 10, 20, or 30 feet. Solid rubber feet help keep the device intact so it won’t slip all over your floor. From the hi-tech brand iFetch, the item comes with a wall-plug, and happy customers said their dogs even inserted the balls themselves with zero hooman help.
GPS Tracker for Dogs and Cats: You can never be too careful. In just 2 seconds, your pet can escape out the door or gate and then…well…we don’t even want to think about that happening. That’s why being well-prepared is crucial. This simple, practical item, also available from Chewy.com, is a great way to keep a close, digital eye on your furry friends. It’s subscription-based and connects to cellular networks. Equipped with a SIM card, the Cube Real Time GPS pet tracker connects to your smartphone or computer and its battery lasts 10 t0 60 days because it’s rechargeable. The tracking device itself connects to your pet’s collar. Just note: The Cube GPS tracking is a bundled service that is purchased within the Cube Tracker app.
Camera and treat dispenser: Double duty! This item is a two-in-one: both a camera and a pet food dispenser. We just love the magic of feeding your pet remotely when you’re not even home, while also spying on Fido! This item is a must-own. Not only can you talk to your pet through it (just download the free app), but you can watch your dog at home through a video system. Plus, it also dispenses snacks for your pooch—small ones you provide, and charges with a USB cord, which is included. According to satisfied customers online, pets love interacting with the device -- especially when they hear your voice through it, and when it shoots out a special treat! (They think it's a game) Plus, knowing you can just use your mobile phone to check in on your pets at home gives you peace of mind. Technology today--ain't it grand?!