Having a pet may be one of life’s greatest joys. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or some other furry friend, you can probably attest to that. And while we like to spoil our four-legged companions with toys and fancy beds, we can go a lot more high-tech. There is a wide variety of gadgets and gear that can make your and your pet’s life easier. From automatic feeding bowls to attachments that help you take the perfect pet selfies, here are nine gadgets every pet owner needs.
Losing your pet is every pet owner’s nightmare. And it can be a stressfully common occurrence if your dog or cat is an expert escape artist. But you can buy yourself some peace of mind with the Whistle 3 GPS pet tracker and activity monitor.
Using GPS and cellular technology, the Whistle 3 lets you pinpoint your dog or cat’s exact location in real-time. You can even designate a “safe space” and get text alerts if your pet leaves that area. And with a battery life that lasts up to seven days, it can last through most lost pet situations.Get it here for $79.95
If you had it your way, you may not ever be apart from your furry pal. But that’s not always the case. But for the times when you do have to leave your pet at home, it’s nice to be able to see what they’re up to.
This is a 1280p HD resolution camera that provides you with a sharp, wide-angle view of your home. With two-way audio, you can talk to your pet and hear them meow or bark back. And the corresponding smartphone app lets you keep an eye on them whether you’re just away at work or on a weekend vacation.Get it here for $45
We know you’d never forget to feed your furry pal, but sometimes circumstances beyond your control can complicate things. Thanks to this nifty feeder, you don’t have to stress the next time you work late or have last-minute plans.
With the PetSafe app, you can feet your pet with your smartphone — no matter where you happen to be. You can also preprogram up to 12 meal times, and even set specific portions depending on your pet’s feeding habits. If you lose connection, it can also be set to automatically feed your pet on schedule.Get it here for $152.95
Whether your pet loves or hates bath time, the AquaPaw can make it an easier process for both of you. It’s essentially a one-size-fits-all sprayer and scrubber that securely attaches to your hand. That means you can use both hands to clean your pet without holding onto anything else.
By squeezing your hand, you can easily control the flow of water during the bathing process. Included adapters easily let you attach it to indoor or outdoor water sources. Essentially, it makes bathing a lot less stressful for you and your pet.Get it here for $24.98
Some pets shed a lot. And while that’s no fault of theirs, it can mean that your home gets inundated with stray fur and dander. And while a standard vacuum works great for your carpet, a handheld model is normally the answer for furniture.
We recommend this model by Dyson, a company we shouldn’t have to tell you about. You can easily clean hard-to-reach spaces with this powerful vacuum. And specifically for pet owners, the rinsable HEPA filter helps to trap pet dander so it doesn’t escape back into your home.Get it here for $179.99
Cats only really need food, water and plenty of love. Because of that, they’re generally seen as pretty low-maintenance pets. But there’s one big exception: the litter box. You love your cat, but you probably hate cleaning their litter box.
The ScoopFree basically cleans itself for weeks, scooping away pet waste about 10 to 20 minutes after your cat is done. All you need to do is toss the disposable litter tray and pop in a new one. In other words, it does away with arguably the most inconvenient part of owning a cat.Get it here for $159.95
You may love your pet, but you might not love their dander if you have allergies. That’s why a small and portable air purifier, like this model made by PapaGo!, can be a handy way to avoid sneezing all day.
While it works just as well for any small space, the AirFresh S10D is particularly useful for car interiors. It’ll cleanse the air of dust, dander and bacteria — but can even detect levels of harmful gases and other chemicals in your vehicle. No more allergies the next time you have to take your pet to the vet in the car.Get it here for $89.99
If you’ve ever wondered where your cat goes when it explores the outdoors or what your dog gets up to when you’re not around, this gadget is the one for you. It’s basically a camera that attaches to your dog or cat — giving you “pet-vision.”
Think of it like an action camera for your pet. You can finally figure out where your cat likes to hang out when it’s outside. And though it’s specifically marketed as a cat-device, there’s no reason why you couldn’t put it on your dog and watch their antics when you’re not home.Get it here for $97.06
Your beloved furry companion may be a social media star in the making. But we all know that it’s sometimes tricky to capture the perfect shot of your pet or his or her daily antics. That’s where this simple smartphone attachment comes in.
Compatible with most smartphones and tablets, this adjustable attachment lets you clip on your pet’s favorite snack or treat. That way, they’ll be staring directly at your smartphone when you go to snap a picture. It’s a simple but effective way to get that Instagram-worthy picture of your dog or cat.Get it here for $12.99