The Best Smart Products for Your Pet: Our Top Six
So you’ve made your home a smart home. What’s next? Smart pets, of course! Countless smart pet items have entered the market – it is hard to know where to start. So below is our roundup of the best smart products for your pet. Once you have a couple of these products, you won’t know how you lived without them!
The Best Smart Products for Your Pet
1) Smart Dog Collars
A smart collar for your dog can truly be a lifesaver. These collars use GPS tracking so with your phone, you can always know exactly where your pet is. These collars also monitor your dog’s activity levels, which you can save for your vet visits. Check out this list of some of the best smart collar options.
2) Smart Feeders
A smart pet feeder allows you to feed your pet while you’re away with your phone or computer. These feeders allow you to schedule feedings or feed your pet on demand — and control portion sizes! Most pet feeders come with a camera so you can check in on your pet too. Smart feeders range in price from $150 to $350. Here’s a list of the some of best on the market.
This product from Obe also records the amount of food and water your pet consumes and alerts you to unusual feeding activity.
Best of all? You can also sync the app with Amazon to automatically reorder food!
There are even treat dispensers that will make your dog “fetch” his treat!
3) Robotic Vacuums
While not a pet product per se, a robotic vacuum is a must for any pet owner. Check out the Roomba i7+ which takes on pet hair using amped up suction and multiple brushes. Its sensorsalert it to focus on especially dirty areas, such as high traffic zones of your home or your pet’s favorite napping spot. With a robotic vacuum and an app, you can schedule cleanings from anywhere.
4) Self-Cleaning Litter Boxes
A self-cleaning litter box is a must for any modern cat owner. This type of litter box offers automatic rake scooping that removes your cat’s waste and places it in a receptacle with carbon filters that contain any mess or odor. When the drawer becomes full, you’re notified to empty it. Check out this best selling version.
5) Smart Pet Doors
If you have unwanted animals entering your home through your pet door, this product is for you! The SureFlap Microchip Pet Door essentially gives pets their own door keys! This door will only open for your pet’s existing identification microchip. Learn more here.
6) Smart Crates
Do you have an anxious dog? If so, a smart crate is a dream come true. The popular ZenCrate automatically detects when an animal goes inside the enclosure and starts playing scientifically proven calming music. The crate’s acoustics are designed to quiet sounds from outside noises, like fireworks. The Zen Crate’s reduced light and confined space also help calm your pet. If your dog hates thunder, you’ll love its vibration-damping technology!
The Bottom Line
Who knew there were so many products to keep your furry friend safe, comfortable, and well-fed? These innovative products make being a pet owner so much easier, especially for people who are often out of the house. With a few key investments, you’ll have more time to spend having fun with your best friend.
Be sure to check out our other articles about living with pets.