Pets Are Going Digital in 2019
With the world of technology enhancing our lives in many aspects, it’s little surprise that pets are getting connected, too. Pet tech is a fast-growing market, with more pet owners on the hunt for smart pet products to provide convenience, safety, and peace of mind.
Whether it’s a new way to feed, entertain, or monitor a pet, there’s a growing market of smart devices that offer technology-driven solutions to keep your four-legged family members healthy and happy, even when you’re not at home.
Here’s a look at just some of the top smart pet products in 2019.
#1 PetCube Play 2
The PetCube Play 2 is a baby monitor for your pets. The video function lets you check in on and talk to your furry kids when you’re away from home. The cube connects to your phone through an app so you can talk to your fur babies via two-way radio. You can even dispense treats from your mobile phone.
The cat cube integrates a built-in laser toy too, so you can still torment your feline friend remotely.
#2 CleverPet Hub
A happy pet is a pet that gets ample playtime, and tech is allowing us to do just that. CleverPet Hub is essentially a game console for your dogs. The touchpad lights up and makes noises as your pet solves puzzles. Get the answer correct, and a treat is dispensed. The console can also be adapted to cats.
You can set the software to different difficulty levels and times to keep your pet engaged for hours.
#3 Pebby Smart Ball
This connected play device is apt for both cats and dogs. The smartphone-controlled ball, complete with a built-in camera, lets you interact with your pets remotely. The Pebby Smart Ball even an auto-play feature that you can program for extended play.
#4 The Little Cat
For cat parents in apartments – or for cats who prefer to be indoors – you may need to find creative ways to keep your feline active. The Little Cat is sort of a hamster wheel for cats. The built-in laser encourages cats to climb onboard, and you can then set various positions using your phone to entice your feline and get them exercising.
#5 Fitbark 2
Fitbark2 is a bone-shaped, wireless activity tracker. It’s small and lightweight, and it’s designed especially for dogs. You attach the device to your canine’s collar so it can monitor rest levels and physical activity throughout the day. It then delivers interesting insights and long-term health trend reports via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android device. With the growing trend in wearable tech, you and your pet could potentially have matching devices!
Pet Tech Peace of Mind
Of course, the best kind of love for any pet is safety, which is why dog and cat health insurance is paramount for times when your best friends need quality medical attention. As a pet parent, you want nothing more than a happy, healthy life for your companions. The innovative range of smart pet devices hitting the market make achieving those goals that much easier. In fact, it’s predicted that technology will continue to enter the pet product industry in the years to come.
Durable, health-focused pet products, particularly, will remain on top, and this includes everything from smart litter boxes to pet wearables to make your life easier, and your pet’s healthier and safer.