Many of us have a pet who is waiting for us by the door every night. So what about when you have to leave the house for hours at a time? Now, there is a whole host of clever tech that will help you keep an eye on your pets when you’re not at home.
A motion detector, two-way speaker, and treat dispenser all in one? It seems as though there’s nothing the Furbo pet camera can’t do. The camera links up to our smartphones meaning we’ll be able to see what our dogs are doing no matter where we are and can be used by two separate people. Plus, you can even set up a barking alert which means you’ll know whenever your dog is unhappy. To top it off, there is also a feature that allows owners to dispense a treat and tell them they are a good pet - even when they’re miles away from home.
Microchipped cat flap
Some of us love to let our cats wander outside, but we might not want to invite the entire neighborhood feline population into the house. Many link up to chips on collars, or can even set it to identify your cat through their own microchip. The best bit? Many allow you to link up more than 40 cats meaning you can go crazy on your cat-buying mission. You can also set many of these flaps to only allow your cats to enter or exit meaning you can make sure they stay safely indoors when you’re out of the house.
Automatic food bowls
Have you just been called in for a late meeting at work? Perhaps your usual pet sitter is on vacation, and you need a way to feed your pets before you can make it home? Whatever the case, an automatic food bowl will help to ensure your pets are well fed no matter where you are in the world. Amazingly, you can usually load up a whole host of compartments, and some even come with ice chambers meaning you can add wet food to the mix. Then, all you need to do is set the programme time, and you’re ready to go.
Self-cleaning litter trays
Yes, now it appears as though there really is a way to clean out the litter box without ever having to lift a finger. In fact, some models on the market can regulate themselves for weeks without any intervention. It works thanks to a sensor that will detect whenever your cat has used the tray and will get to work raking out the mess. All you need to do is empty the box every now and then as well as replace the contents, and you could find yourself with a hassle-free way to look after your cat.
It seems as though there really is a gadget out there for every pet need, including the clever tech that will help you keep an eye on your pets when you're not home. Isn’t the world amazing?