The best pet-friendly tech gadgets for your home

By Shannon Gurnee
In Pets
June 8, 2023

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about the best pet-friendly tech gadgets for your home.

Pets Technology

Technology has come so far in the past few decades, it’s hard to imagine life without it. From making mundane tasks easier to adding a touch of entertainment, there’s plenty to love – and now some of these innovations have moved into pet accessories

There are so many pet-friendly gadgets now entering the market that you and your furry friend have plenty to choose from. It’s time to jump on the innovation bandwagon and check out all the tech devices that can help you keep tabs on your pet, entertain them for hours, or simply keep them safe! Here are a few of our favourites.

Like a dog with a… smart bone?

Smart bones look just like your typical dog bone, but made from food-grade materials that are safe for your puppy’s teeth, claws and overall health. They’re a great way to keep Fido’s attention while you duck out for a bit.

So what’s the difference from a regular bone? Some smart bones move on their own, or can be controlled by you through an app or a joystick. With their long battery life and easy-to-clean designs, your pup has hours of fun at the ready. There will be no burying this bone for later!

There’s beauty in the everyday collar

Go back a few years and the biggest decision you had to make when choosing your pet collar was the colour. These days, there’s a lot more to it! Strength, durability, safety—there’s a lot to consider. And now you can add more to the list with wearable pet tech! Just like us humans have lots of wearable tech options, so do our furry friends. From an Apple AirTag® for GPS tracking, to wearable live-streaming video data, FiFi and Fido will be making their own content in no time. 

Smart cameras – to keep an eye on mischievous pets

Leaving your pet behind at home can be hard, especially when you know you’ll be away for a little while—like heading to the office. Smart cameras are the perfect way to keep an eye on things back home and make sure your pet is behaving themselves! Some cameras can even disperse a treat or two in your absence—so it’s always easy to capture their attention.

Is your pet not in view? Turn on the mic and call to them until they turn up to curiously sniff the camera. Many allow you to talk to your pet and zoom to get up close. Some even have built-in laser features so you can play from afar! There’s even a new device that has a camera in a pet ball so you can watch your pet play.

Pet hair beware – robot vacuums are here!

Along with scooping up the poops, pet hair has to be one of the biggest challenges for pet owners. But now…there’s a robot vacuum for that (dealing with pet hair, that is!).

Certain vacuums on the market have been designed specifically with pet hair in mind to help with that never-ending shedding issue. You can simply pop the vacuum on before you’re due to arrive home, let it work its way around the house cleaning up after your pet, and come home to a clean space! Some robovacs even have built-in pet waste avoidance tech, so your robovac can simply move around those accidents and continue on its way.

Pet comes in, burglars stay out with smart doggy doors

Gone are the days of a loose, open flap in the door that you just had to leave open and hope no one crawled inside. These days, you can get smart dog doors that recognise your pooch (by reading a smart key on their collar). When your dog walks up the door unlocks, and when they walk away it secures itself again. It offers all the convenience in the world for your furry friend while providing you with security and peace of mind when you’re out of the house. 

It’s evident that technology really has come a long way and our furry friends are well and truly benefiting from it (along with us owners!). With so many great options on the market, it’s time to get shopping and make your lives that little bit easier. Your pet will thank you for it!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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