Everyone becomes busier with each passing day and, while we want to spend as much time as possible with our loving pets, sometimes life or work has a way of preventing that from happening. It is a good thing that some pet-loving companies look out for pet owners and have released a bunch of gadgets that would allow our pets to stay safe, entertained, and in shape using gadgets pet owners can control.
So, pet lovers, it is time to take a look at the list of gadgets you can get your furry friend to ease his or her loneliness and your worries.
The iFetch began as a Hamill family project so the family's toy poodle could stay entertained in a game of fetch without having to pull the kids away from their homework. First launched in 2013 as a Kickstarter campaign, the iFetch dog ball launcher now has three models: the iFetch, iFetch Too, and iFetch Frenzy. However, since both the iFetch and iFetch Frenzy launch miniature tennis balls and need owner supervision so dogs would not choke on it, we will focus on the iFetch Too.
The iFetch Too launches 2.5-inch "Tuff" balls-a durable, non-abrasive ball felted like a tennis ball-and is good for indoor and outdoor use, launching balls at a distance of 10, 25 or 4- feet. It is powered up either via an AC adapter or the built-in rechargeable battery, which means you can leave it in your yard if your pet is stationed there.
No time to play fetch? No problem!
SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder
Your pet will either love you or hate you if you get it SureFlap's SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder but it depends on their natural behavior. As a pet owner, you rbably already know the advantage of a microchip in your pooch so you know where to find him if he manages to run off to who knows where, but SureFlap just made things easier for you again.
The Microchip Pet Feeder ensures that the right dog will get the right meal because it will only serve a specific meal after reading the microchip in your pet. This system takes away the chances your pet overeating or, in the case of multiple pets, of another pet stealing their food. This is also excellent when you have a recovering pet with prescription food because only that pet would be able to access it.
The Surefeed Microchip Pet Feeder can store up to 32 individual identities so there's no need to worry if you have a house packed with pets. Now you may be wondering why a gadget that is seemingly made for cats made this list but the answer is simple: you can still use this for small dog breeds that require a certain diet since it works by identifying the Microchip ID.
CleverPet is a gadget that not only entertains your pooch, it also tests and improves their intellect. The concept is simple but, well, clever. All you have to do is to scoop some dog treats or kibbles into the device and CeleverPet issues a challenge to your dogs with increasing difficulty. CleverPet has three buttons that lights up and which your pet has to press. Whenever your pet presses the correct button-the one which lit up-a treat is dispensed. Now, using an app in your own device, you can adjust the difficulty and track your pet's progress.
Do you suffer from separation anxiety as much as your furry friend? If so, Furbo is a good choice for both of you.
Furbo is a 3-in-1 gadget for your pet that combines a smart camera, a communicator, and a treat dispenser. The device connects to your home's wifi and you can access it using a free application that is available for both iOS and Android devices. Furbo allows you to see what your pooch is doing in real time, talk to them, and toss him treats.
The gadgets above are only a small fraction of the available gadgets for your pet's benefit but your pooch will definitely love you for still trying to find a way to ease his loneliness even when you are far away.