We have long left the days of just being able to get your pet a new ball or bowl. Technology has moved forward across the board, with your fluffy friends now being able to enjoy some of the most advanced toys and gadgets around.
Like one of those many cute pet quotes that talk about having a pet for life and treating them properly, these devices are life-changing for your pet. Whether simple or advanced, they will make looking after your pet easier and make them very happy.
While many of us can spend ages playing fetch with our dogs, they always seem to want to play for hours more. Once again, while some of us can indulge them, most just don’t have the time; this is where the iFetch comes in.
The iFetch can shoot balls up to 30 feet, with many owners even teaching their dogs to reload it themselves using the large reloading section. Either way, playing fetch is simpler than before, with your dog able to play alone too.
Litter boxes have long been an essential part of owning a cat and a part that many wish they didn’t need; the smell, the constant cleaning, the general messiness, all byproducts of a litter box. However, the Litter-Robot is here to change that.
Acting similarly to a tumble dryer, the Litter-Robot has a grate system that tumbles the litter, depositing the unwanted bits into a trash bag underneath and keeping the litter as fresh as possible. While it is expensive, it is perfect for cat owners who want to move past the outdated litter box.
The SmartFeeder holds up to 7lbs of food and can be set using an app. It will drop food depending on the time of day, your dog’s weight, and their activity for the day, ensuring they are always well fed.
Many owners struggle with overfeeding their pets, causing them to put on weight, but the SmartFeeder will always ensure your pet gets the exact amount of food they need.
A more straightforward piece of kit, the GoPro Fetch, is a harness that allows you to attach a GoPro to your pet and view the world from their perspective. You can see where your dog explores, what they like, and just get some great footage for your videos.
Cheerble is essentially a ball that can roll and jump in ways that will keep your cat, or small dog, engaged for hours. You can also set it to do different things, and there are also play areas available.
These play areas are designed with corners and different shapes to give the ball even more movement than before.
Dart Laser Cat Toy
Cats loving lasers isn’t a myth, and they can spend hours chasing the small red light around a room. Once again, the one problem is that you, as the owner, can’t do it for hours. Enter the Dart Laser toy.
Shaped like a small stool, the top of the toy is a disk with a laser attached to the side that rotates and moves. It also has different modes to give your cat some variety and timers that can switch it on and off whenever you choose.
Smart Water Fountain
A Smart Water Fountain may sound excessive to some, but many animals struggle with drinking still water and prefer drinking moving water. The Smart Water Fountain can hold a hefty amount of water and quietly keeps it moving while it is on.
The circulation also means your animal’s water stays relatively clean, important if you have a pet that likes to get outside and dirty before coming in for a drink.
Dog Cooling Collar
Another simple device, perfect for any dog that lives in a hot climate, is the Dog Cooling Collar. Like many outdoors people buy a buff for the same reason, the cooling collar can be soaked and cool your dogs down.
You can also stick it in the freezer after soaking it to give your dog that hit of cold. Since it sits around the throat, it can cool large blood vessels and bring the temperature of their whole body down in a matter of minutes.