It’s no secret that technology has made our lives easier — from texting short messages to being able to order food and clothing online to the one billion people who were using mobile VoIP in 2018, there are endless ways to use technology nowadays. Almost 400 iPhones are sold every minute. We live in a technological wonderland! This is especially true when it comes to using technology at home. In fact, about 12% of internet users around the world already use smart home technology. But if you’re a pet owner, you may be wondering what kind of technology you can use to benefit your four-legged friends. So let’s take a look at a few types of technology all pet owners should have in their homes.
If you have a dog or cat who likes to spend a lot of time outside, then you need an automated pet door. There are several different kinds of automated pet doors, but they all essentially let your animal in and out of the house without your help. This means that if your furry friend needs to go potty in the middle of the night, you don’t have to wake up to let them out. Some of these doors come with a special collar that your pet wears — this way, the door knows it’s your pet and lets them use the door. There are also doors that you set a timer so your pet can only use the door at certain parts of the day. If you have one of the 75 million pet dogs in the U.S., then you need an automated door for them.
Do you ever wonder where your animal is in your house? Fortunately, with motion sensors designed for pets, you can always know where your furry friend is wandering about. This can come in handy if you’re away from home for longer than usual or if you’re in another part of the house and want to keep track of your pet. This can be especially useful if there are parts of the house your pet isn’t supposed to be in and motion sensors can even keep your pet safe — with staircase accidents being the second leading type of accidental injuries, you can know if your pet is in a part of the house where they risk getting hurt. All in all, motion sensors can let pet owners know what their fur baby is up to in the house.
When you have a cat, you know the biggest hassle you have to deal with is cleaning the litter box regularly. Scooping the litter box is a very important task, but it’s also highly dreaded. Well, the good news is that there are now self-cleaning litter boxes! These high-tech litter boxes can detect when the cat goes to the bathroom and easily separates the waste from the clean litter. The waste is then dumped into a drawer where it can be emptied with ease — some of these boxes even tell the owner when the drawer needs to be empty. With one of these litter boxes, your kitty will always have a clean place to do their business and you won’t have to deal with cleaning up after them.
Owning a pet is always a great experience, but it isn’t always easy. Hopefully, some of these gadgets can help make pet ownership more convenient.