We all love our pets, and more and more companies are releasing products that can help us keep the animals we love safer and healthier. For National Puppy Day, we’ve compiled a list of the best in pet safety technology.
At a time when humans are constantly connected via our mobile devices, there is now a way for us to stay connected with our pets, even when we’re away. Though there are many cameras and intercoms for us to stay connected while at work, PetChatz HD Pet Camera is one of the most advanced. This camera allows for two-way communication between humans and our pets. We can also send treats through the device. In addition, the camera can be set to send you an alert during a thunderstorm or other potentially stressful situations for your pet so you can send soothing aromatherapy to calm while you’re away.
One important factor in pet safety is nutrition. When it’s difficult to get home for your pet’s regular feeding times, there’s the PetNet SmartFeeder. Not only will this device dispense food at regular feeding times; it also will create a healthy portion based on your pet’s height, weight, age, and activity level. This device helps prevent pet obesity and malnourishment. It is a much better solution than leaving out too much food and depending on your pet to ration appropriately throughout the day.
If you’ve ever run a hose for your dog or the kitchen sink for your cat, you know that animals love and are drawn to running water. One reason is that running water is fresher than water sitting in a bowl all day long. A continuously running pet fountain both eliminates the bacteria that can grow in stagnant water and encourages your pet to stay hydrated throughout the day.
This smart dog collar has many roles, including GPS locator, activity tracker, and wellness indicator. Whenever you use the collar, you set up a “digital safe zone” around your dog. If your dog wanders out of that zone— say strays too close to the edge of the park or somehow gets through the fence in your backyard, the app can send you alerts. In addition, the app can determine average activity levels and temperature, as well as let you know when your pets are in an environment that is either too hot or too cold for them.
Another helpful pet activity tracker is IQ Pet Starwalk, a sensor attachable to your dog’s collar that monitors for pet health by monitoring steps, activity type and time, calories burned, outside temperature, and distance travelled. One great thing about this device is that you don’t have to remember to check the app to keep your pet healthy. A light on the collar device lights up with a progress report for your dog’s activity throughout the day. It also lights up to alert you when your dog needs more activity and can serve as a safety light on nighttime walks.
In the connected age, we can be more connected with our pets throughout the day. We can also use technology to help encourage healthy habits for our pets, including tracking eating and exercise. After all, keeping our pets healthier can help them live longer lives with us.