7 pet caring futuristic gadgets to take care of your cat or dog in your absence!
Afraid that he does not have enough to eat or drink, afraid that he will get bored or that he could do well during your absence, guilt and sadness to leave him alone at home ... All Dog and cat owners know these feelings well, especially when they go to work in the morning or on an extended weekend - even if they have asked a loved one or a petsitter to look after them. Although nothing can replace the time you spend interacting with your dog or cat, there are gadgets that allow to occupy - and even stimulate - during the day.
Especially since, according to a survey commissioned by the Observatoire des Français and their pets, founded by the health insurance company SantéVet, and conducted by the polling institute Ipsos, cats are more likely to take revenge (63%) against their owners as dogs (44%) on their return from vacation. To avoid barking or scratching when you return home, here are seven gadgets for cats and / or dogs that can be handy when they are alone for a while.
7 pet caring futuristic gadgets in your absence
Electric litter that cleans automatically
Cats like to have their litter clean. If they feel that it is not enough, they can do their thing outside the litter box. To avoid this type of inconvenience, especially if you are away for a while, there are electric litters that are cleaned automatically after the passage of your cat and neutralize odors, like the Litter Robot, sold at 449.17 euros.
Automatic kibble or pâté dispensers
If you are worried that your pet is missing fresh food while you're away, there are different models of vending machines on the market, from the most basic to the most connected, to solve this problem. The SureFeed Food Dispenser, which starts at $ 89.99 on Amazon, detects your pet's electronic chip or radio frequency authentication tag and opens only for him. This system keeps food out of the reach of flies, other pets or young children.
Dogs and cats must be hydrated, especially during hot weather. Good hydration is essential to regulate the temperature of their body. Some cats, for example, do not like to drink - and this can cause kidney problems. The water fountain is a good way to make this activity fun. There is a wide range of water fountains of different brands (Dadypet, PetSafe, Drinkwell, Cat it etc). Count around 18 euros for the first prize.
The two-in-one device that monitors your pet and feeds it
Many dog and cat owners often wonder what their pet does when they are alone at home. Equipped with a surveillance camera, Furbo - but also PetCube - is one of two-in-one connected devices that allow you to both monitor your pet from a distance and play with him by throwing kibble. Furbo connects to Wifi and Bluetooth, which allows you to monitor your pet throughout the day from the application installed on your smartphone. You can also launch a kibble to your pet remotely via this same app. Sold at 199 euros, Furbo is specially designed for dogs, since it has a feature that detects barking and sends you push notifications.
There are many toys that can keep your pet occupied while you are at work: automatic laser for cats (for example, the PetSafe FroliCat BOLT sold for around 20 euros on zooplus), a bale thrower for dogs ( for example, the iFetch sold at 187 euros on Amazon) etc. There are also Kickstarter connected toy projects such as the Pet Robot from California's Varram, which allows your pet to exercise and give him treats.
The connected pet door
The connected pet door allows your pet to get out and come home as he pleases. It detects your pet with a microchip, automatically opens each time it approaches and locks when it is far enough away. There are different models: PetSafe SmartDoor sold from 94 euros on Amazon; different connected hatches - or not - are offered by Sure Petcare etc.
The activity tracker
There are connected pet collars, which track their activities. Moreover, according to the survey of the Observatory of the French and their pets, this category of gadgets is among those that arouse the most interest from the owners. The Weenect brand manufactures GPS systems for cat (69.99 euros on the manufacturer's website) and dog (69.99 euros on the manufacturer's website), as well as the Tractive brand (49.99 euros + price of the subscription).