As technology becomes more and more involved in our everyday lives, the same is happening for our furry friends. The “Pet Tech” industry is booming and it’s easy to see why. With more than 67% of American households owning at least one pet, the market is primed for a technological boom.
Gone are the days when the pet products in your home only included a food bowl, a leash, a cage, a tennis ball, or a mouse on a stick. Pet technology — commonly referred to as “pet tech” — is a phenomenon that joins artificial intelligence and veterinary equipment to improve the lives of pets. It typically unlocks a new level of animal health and wellbeing by allowing you to track the health, lifestyle habits and overall happiness of your furry friend.
Here’s are some of those technologies:
1. Home health care: These products monitor health and allow better analytics for veterinarians, such as at-home health tests, trackers and calming devices.
2. Owner convenience: Included in this category are products that take care of daily tasks, such as automatic feeders and litter boxes.
3. Communication and entertainment: These smart toys keep pets entertained when home alone. This category also includes cameras that let you check on your pet when you’re away.
4. Safety: Safety products keep pets protected inside and outside, including location monitors, training collars, and electronic fences.
With these innovations hitting the shelves, check out some additional gadgets that can improve your pets’ health and happiness in the accompanying resource.