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3 Best Gadgets and Gizmos for You and Your Four-Legged Furry Companion
Pets are not just animals; they're our loyal companions and an integral part of our families.
01:48 09 February 2023
Pets are not just animals; they're our loyal companions and an integral part of our families. With advancements in technology, it's now easier than ever to pamper and care for our furry friends.
From monitoring their health to entertaining them while we're away, there's a gadget or gizmo for every need.
In this guide, we'll take a look at three of the best technologies available for pet owners to enhance the lives of their four-legged companions.
Medical Alert Devices
A medical alert system is an electronic device or service that gives an individual a button to quickly and easily call for help in an emergency. These devices are typically for older adults or those with chronic medical conditions at risk of falls.
It typically consists of a wearable pendant - or wristband - and a base unit connected to a telephone line or cellular network.
Anyone can train a companion or service dog to retrieve a medical alert device or alert their owners in an emergency.
Let's say you want to get an ESA to help alleviate any mental or traumatic symptoms like PTSD or panic attacks. You'd simply find someone who can write an ESA letter, such as a licensed mental health practitioner. Once approved, you can find a medical alert system and train your pet to help keep you safe.
Pet wearable devices are small electronic devices attached to a pet's collar or harness that provide real-time information about the pet's health, location, and activity levels. They typically use sensors and wireless technology to collect data, which the pet owner can access through a smartphone app or other device.
Pet health trackers can also alert you of medical emergencies. If the tracker notices that health metrics fall below the normal range, you’ll be at the pet hospital in no time.
Some wearable devices can influence your pet's behavior. For example, bark collars control or reduce excessive barking in dogs.
When the dog barks, they emit an unpleasant stimulus, such as an electric shock, a spray of citronella, or a high-pitched sound. The idea is to associate the unpleasant stimulus with barking, which will eventually cause the dog to reduce or stop excessive barking.
Automatic Pet Feeders
Automatic pet feeders dispense pre-measured meals at pre-determined times, allowing pet owners to ensure their furry companions receive their meals at the same hour every day.
These feeders promote weight management by reducing overeating and eliminating the need for groan-worthy morning wake-up calls. We’ve all been there!
Basic feeder designs simply dispense food, while more advanced models connect to a smartphone app via Wi-Fi. Some models schedule multiple feedings, while others feature a pre-recorded message to entice pets to eat.
Wrapping It Up
Pet technology has revolutionized how we care for our fur babies.
From automatic feeders to wearable devices, technology helps improve our pets' quality of life while making our own lives as pet owners more convenient.
With a range of options to choose from, the right pet gadgets are valuable tools that help us keep our pets healthy, happy, and well-cared for.