The Gadgets Every Animal Lover Needs

There are so many reasons why people love animals. Some of them include the fact that they are loyal, offer unconditional love, and are very cute. Those of you who own a cat, dog, or other companion animal know how exciting yet difficult is to provide them all they need. But this is not all, as one of the most unpleasant tasks is to clean up after them. Thankfully, the technology offers us all sorts of innovative gadgets and that are meant to make our lives easier and our pets happier. Here are 5 must-have gadgets you should have to improve your pet’s quality life and your own.

Automatic Feeder

Either you have a dog or a cat, an automatic feeder is essential if you want to eliminate the stress of feeding your pet and control the portion size. If you have a busy day and you can’t arrive home to feed your furry friend, you have nothing to worry about. The feeder will do all the job for you. This means you won’t have to ask a neighbor or a friend to help you with this task. There are all sorts of automatic feeders available, some of them being highly advanced. They are pretty easy to use and are the perfect solution if you have an obese cat or dog. When it comes to pets, excessive weight increases the risks of respiratory of kidney diseases, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and so on. Therefore, investing in an automatic feeder will keep your cat healthy and will simplify things for you.

Pros

  • Allows you to keep your pet’s weight under control
  • Provides you more freedom
  • No food on the floor, so less bugs and insects

Cons

  • Most feeders are rather noisy
  • If you don’t put the right type of food in the unit it may get defective

Pet Camera

Every animal owner should have a pet camera to check his furry friend. These cameras are specially created to allow you interact from the distance with your pet. Besides the fact that you can see what your cat or dog is doing, you can also talk to your pet. This will offer you peace of mind and you can play with your pet from work. At the same time, constantly monitoring your animal companion is a good way to learn more about his habits and amuse yourself.

Pros

  • You can keep an eye on your pet at all times
  • Some cameras allow you to talk with your pet
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • No night vision mode
  • You need a strong internet connection

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

A robot vacuum cleaner is more useful for you rather than for your pet. Is not like your companion animal really needs the latest technology in cleaning the house. Nevertheless, it will help provide your pet a clean environment without too much hassle. There are certain robotic vacuum cleaners that are specially made for cleaning pet hair. Unlike other cleaners, they deliver excellent performance at picking out pet hair of carpets and furniture. And the best part is that the robot will vacuum all by itself. You can guide it remotely or set a cleaning schedule. In this way, both you and your pet will live happily in a clean house.

Pros

  • You can program it when to clean the house
  • Doesn’t require constant monitoring
  • Fits under the furniture and into tight spaces

Cons

  • May get tangled
  • Rather small dust bin

Pet Tracker

In case you didn’t know yet, you can get a GPS for tracking your pet. It is called pet tracker and the main purpose of this device is to locate your animal companion in case he runs away. There’s nothing complicated in using it. Just buy the right size for your pet and place it around his neck. Then, with the help of your smartphone’s maps app, you can track him. This is great for cats as they usually wander outdoors, thus eliminating the guessing about its location. As about dogs, they can wear it whenever you go walking with him in the park.

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • Lightweight design
  • Some devices send alerts on your smartphone

Cons

  • Your pet may find it uncomfortable

Air Purifier

This is a household device that will improve your home’s air quality while trapping pet hair and fur. Pet owners have more changes to develop allergies due to the dander. It not only comes from cats and dogs but also from other animals including hamsters, guinea pigs, parrots and so on. As time passes and your furry friend grows older, he sheds even more. An air purifier that can successfully remove pet dander is the best solution in case you are allergic or you want to prevent allergies. The most performant purifiers feature a HEPA filter that can remove up to 99.97 of airborne particles at 0.3 microns. In case you want to get rid of pet odors, then, you should look for a model that features an activated carbon filter.

Pros

  • Eliminates indoor pollutants
  • Great for persons who have allergies or asthma
  • Quiet operation

Cons

  • If not cleaned properly and regularly bacteria and mold can be released in the air
  • You can hardly find a filter that can trap contaminants and dander and eliminate bad odors

 

Each of these gadgets is very helpful for every pet owner. Some of them are really necessary for providing a clean environment for you and your beloved pet. Others allow you to track and monitor your pet even if you’re not at home. Having a cat or a dog is not that complicated if you have the right gadgets. They can help you take care of them without too much hassle. It’s true that some of them can be rather expensive but after all, your pets deserve the best.