Gadgets aren't just for people. Make life easier and more entertaining for you and your pet with some fun pet technology.
Tagg is essentially a GPS attachment for your dog's collar. It connects to an app on your phone (available on iOS and Android) that tracks your dog's activity and sends you a message if your canine pal goes beyond the boundaries you set. Tagg also helps to keep your dog healthy by assuring it gets enough exercise as all movement in measured. allows you to make sure your dog is getting enough exercise by measuring movement.
2. Pet First Aid
This is a great reference tool for if you are concerned if your pet is ill or has an injury. Detailed videos and step-by-step illustrations provide help in an emergency with directions restraint, muzzling, CPR, bandaging and more for every instance from drowning to poisoning. Available on iOS and Android.
They say curiosity killed the cat, but what if their owner is curious about what they get up to? This is a fun feature that lets you get a pet's-eye view of the world. The 35g 4GB camera straps onto your pet's collar and lets you see what goes on in a day in the life of your cat or dog.
4. Leuchtie Light Collar / HALO
The Leuchtie Light and HALO collars are LED collars that are great for using on night-time walks. The waterproof collars help you spot your dog from afar as well as alerting drivers to their presence should they run across the road. As well as dogs, it's great for cats and even smaller animals like rabbits and guinea pigs that like to roam the garden at night.
5. SoloBowl and DuoBowl
Automatic pet bowls are becoming a popular pet gadget, particularly for people who fund themselves out of the house most the day and unable to give their pet lunch. The Solobowl reads your cat or dog's microchip, meaning it only opens for a specific pet. This means that nosy neighbours who sneak in through the catflap can't help themselves. When your pet has eaten enough and walks away, the lid will rotate covering the food again preventing other pets or pests from eating the food. Duobowl has two bowls rather than one with the option to open different bowls at different times.
The feedandgo feeder allows owners to control their pet's eating schedule remotely from a tablet or smartphone. The feeder has a built in webcam, so it also doubles as a babysitting device and you can check that your pet is actually eating the food. Simply hook the feeder up to your Wi-Fi network and it's goof to go.
7. Game for cats
This iPad game is a great way to keep your cat entertained. Simply place your iPad on the floor and let your cat swot at animated mice and lazer beams shooting around the screen. The touch sensitive screen picks up the cat's paws so it responds realistically. It's also quite good fun for humans too!
Petcube is a great babysitting device for pets. If your pet hates being left alone, the small cube with built-in microphone and speakers can keep it company. You can see your pets through the connected app on a smartphone or tablet and speak to the pet through the device and hear it back! It's kind of like Skype for cats and dogs.
9. Power Pet Automatic Pet Door
Fed up with the neighbour's cat snooping in through the catflap? Unlike the traditional type of pet doors, this one reacts to the sensor attached to your pet's collar to trigger the door to open. This way you can prevent other wildlife or strays from entering your home.
Wristband health trackers are all the rage with humans at the moment, so why not let your dog try FitBark. The activity tracker fits around your dog's collar. Whenever it's near an authorized smartphone or a FitBark base station, it'll send the dog's vital information to their servers so you can view it on your smartphone in real time.
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