Pet Tech Guide: Tools and Toys

Mar 29, 2021

Who doesn’t like toys? You know your pet definitely does. But what about cool pet toys that are fun and functional for both of you? We’ve pulled together a list of pet gadgets to help make your daily routine a little bit easier and a lot more fun.

Pet Technology: The Latest Tools and Toys

There’s a high-tech gadget for pretty much every part of your pet’s day: from walking to feeding, to hygiene and lounging, there’s a tech toy out there for everyone. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Litter-Robot 3: This automatic, self-cleaning litter box takes the dirty work out of caring for your kitty. Not only does the Litter-Robot 3 eliminate scooping, but it also gives your kitty a clean bed of litter after each use. There’s even a WiFi model that lets you monitor your cat’s waste levels, the number of litter box visits, and provides emptying reminders via a mobile app. The Litter-Robot 3 can accommodate cats 5 pounds and up. Price: $449.

Looking for a cheaper option? Check out this self-cleaning litter box from ScoopFree®.

PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor: Don’t worry about coming home and finding a pet mess. This smart door lets your dog in and out of your home, even when you’re not there. A SmartKey on your pet’s collar triggers the door to automatically unlock. This is a great option if you have a secure yard. Doors are available in small and large and can be used for up to five pets. Price: Starting at $94.95.

Furbo High-Tech Treat-Tossing Dog Camera: This tool is a step up from your average feeding device. You can check in on your dog with a live streaming camera that even comes with night vision. You can even toss treats for your pup by controlling the device with a mobile app. Price: $168.98.

Zen High-Tech Pet Crate: This pet crate is a great high-tech solution for anxiety. The crate is designed to keep your pet feeling safe and calm and even has a motion-activated anti-anxiety playlist. It also includes a fan for comforting white noise and sound dampening to reduce stress triggered by fireworks or storms. Add-ons include a waterproof memory foam bed and a WiFi camera. The crate is made for pets up to 90 pounds. Price: $679.99.

PetSafe Eatwell High-Tech Feeder: This device comes in handy when you’re out of town and don’t want to worry about your pet going hungry or overeating. It has five compartments for dry or wet food that rotate through an opening as needed. The feeder works for both cats and dogs. The food tray is dishwasher safe. Price: $44.95.

PetDroid Boltz High-Tech Robotic Cat Toy: This robotic cat toy will keep your kitty occupied while you take some much-needed me-time or get work done around the house. Your cat will love how it spins and rotates in every direction and have hours of fun chasing it around the house. The toy is adorned with colorful feathers and charms. Price: $34.90.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum: This vacuum is a pro at picking up pet hair—much to the delight of pet moms and dads. Not only is it automatic, but it also connects to WiFi so you can control it via an app when you’re not home. It uses sensors to navigate underneath furniture and it’s self-charging. It works on carpets, rugs, and hardwood floors and can run continuously for 90 minutes. Price: $465.75.

Pet Technology and Safety

Investing in pet tech gear can really take the edge off of household chores. Just make sure you’re not trading comfort for convenience. If your pets are afraid of your gadget, try to introduce it to them slowly. And be mindful of gadgets with moving parts or small pieces that can break off and be ingested by your pet. If you have any questions about which tech toys are safe for your pets, contact Airvet today—we’re here for you, 24/7.