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Smart Gadgets For Dogs and Cats

From automating lawn sprinklers to customizing lighting, smart technology can improve our lives. You may already have a smart assistant or use smart speakers, but smart technology isn’t just for humans. Smart tech can help our pets too - and help us take care of them better. Pet tech can help keep our pets safer and healthier, while offering us new ways to connect and play with them. Learn about some of the top pet tech you can use for your dog or cat in our guide.

Smart Pet Doors

You no longer have to get up to let your dog or cat out—a smart door can help. Smart pet doors can allow your pet to go in or out, according to your schedule, while keeping other unwanted animals, like raccoons, out. Smart pet doors are usually triggered by a microchip or an RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag that broadcasts a signal from your pet’s collar. Without the activation of the microchip or RFID tag, no other animals can get in your smart pet door. Smart pet doors are usually powered by batteries, have weatherproofed features, and allow you to create rules around selective entry or exit and scheduling.

Fortunately, smart pet doors come in various sizes and types, so you can find a door that fits both the size of your pet and the area where you plan to install it. Some smart pet doors, like SureFlap, connect to WiFi and have an app you can control on your smartphone so you can remotely open or close the pet door.

Smart Trackers & Monitors

Did your pet get out of the backyard? A smart tracker can help you find them again. Pet trackers come at a variety of price points and offer unique features in addition to monitoring your pet’s location via GPS. For example, smart pet trackers, like Whistle, monitor your pet’s health by tracking and analyzing behaviors like excessive licking or scratching. The FitBark even connects to your own smart tracker, like a FitBit or Apple Watch, so you can view the activity from your daily walks for both of you.

If you need to watch your pet while you’re away from home, a pet camera like the Furbo Dog Camera allows you to check in on your pet. Think of it as a nanny cam for your dog. This smart device allows you to check in on Fido remotely, even allowing you to give them a treat. The device also monitors and detects potentially dangerous situations, sending you alerts in real-time. For anxious dogs, the ZenCrate is a good option. It works to create a comforting and safe space for your pup by turning on calming music when they enter the crate. The space is designed to dampen the sounds of fireworks or thunder and has a mobile app that connects to a camera so you can monitor your dog.

Finally, a smart litterbox, like the Litter-Robot 3 Connect, can help you monitor your cat’s health, while automatically cleaning up after them. With app-connectivity, you can monitor the litter box and your cat’s usage history for important health insights.

Smart Feeders and Drinking Fountains

You no longer need to keep track of who fed the cat or dog. A smart feeder allots the right amount of food for your pet at the intervals you select, which is handy for pets on a weight management diet. All it takes is a connection to your smartphone, and you can create feeding schedules or deploy a meal from your phone. Some of them even integrate with Alexa so you can use voice commands.

The Instachew Fresh Element Smart Pet Feeder Gen 3 is a great solution for feeding Pet especially when you are not free for your pet. Pets of all sizes have a feeder that can adjust to their needs while keeping their food fresh. Pets can feel satisfied with portion-controlled feedings in a stylish metal bowl. Using the interactive app (iPhone & Android), create a feeding schedule for your pet uniquely tailored to their needs, while an emergency power supply ensures your pet never misses a meal. The Fresh Element automatic smart feeder dog feeder is the perfect companion for the responsible and careful pet owner.

The Petkit Eversweet Smart Pet Water Fountain is designed for longevity and care for pet health. The pump has been redesigned to be silent, durable, and replaceable. The water tank is made with safe materials. Lastly, the fountain can be powered via multiple sources (outlet, power bank, batteries) giving pet parents comfort in knowing their pets will always remain hydrated.

Smart Toys

Pets need to play to stay healthy, and smart devices can help keep them active and engaged. Unlike traditional toys, which pets can quickly get bored of, smart toys use a variety of methods to keep your pet entertained, such as reacting to your pet’s actions or allowing you to customize movement via app.

The PupPod Rocker is an interactive puzzle game toy for dogs and gets more difficult as your dog plays. It’s also designed with blind and deaf dogs in mind, and you can pair it with their Feeder to reward your pup with a treat when they successfully complete a puzzle.

Keep your cat entertained with the PetCube Play 2, which doubles as a pet camera. The built-in laser toy allows you to play with your pets remotely via app—just drag your finger across the screen of your smartphone to move the laser in your home. You can also set the laser to autoplay if you’re busy. The PetCube Play 2 is also Alexa-enabled, which allows you to order treats for your pet or turn on music or an audiobook for them while you’re out.

Smart Houses for Dogs and Cats

The Petkit Cozy Gen 2.0 Smart Cat or Small Dog House designed for the pet that likes to relax in style! The Cozy Smart Pet Cave is a cat house or small dog house engineered to provide impeccable comfort and temperature control. Using the interactive PETKIT app, create a unique profile for your pet in order to track their sleep cycles and resting periods. Customize the internal temperature of the Cozy to provide insulation in the winter and seamless air conditioning in the summer.

If you're planning a traveling, a Smart Pet Carrier will be the best choice for your pets. Perfect for travels such as biking, hikes, or whenever your hands are not available to carry your pet (up to 8kg/17.6lbs) the Breezy Pet Carrier Backpack for Cats and Dogs will help you. It also can be used as an in-cabin under seat airline capable carrier with an extra pliable frameless top that easily compresses.

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