Toys always seem to go over well with cats and dogs. But much like children, our four-legged furry friends also get a lot fun and plenty of practical use out of high-tech devices and clothing.
There are electronic and stylish pet products galore this holiday shopping season, so for the felines and canines on your gift list, here are some choices that in one way or another will provide you and them with a level of comfort and safety (plus one just for pet parents).
Link Plus is a pet wearable that allows you to connect with your dog 24/7/365 via a mobile app. More than just a GPS tracker, Link Plus offers activity monitoring and recommendations to help make sure your dog is getting enough movement and exercise as well as remote turn-on features, such as light and sound to help with training and safety.
The SureFeed sealed pet bowl features a motion-activated lid that opens when pets approach and closes when they are through eating, producing a tight seal that keeps food fresh longer. It’s suitable for wet and dry food, locks odors in and keeps the food fresh and flies away. Colorful bowls are also available to purchase separately.
Create daily, weekly and monthly step goals for your dog with the Fi collar. It leverages a combination of GPS and low-power LTE-M connectivity to track your dog at all times anywhere in the U.S., so you can keep tabs on dog walkers and caretakers, and it lets you create safe zones and receive alerts when your dog escapes. Fi’s rechargeable battery last three months on a single charge, and it is chew-proof and waterproof.
The one-pound Pawbo+ is an interactive wireless pet camera with treat dispensing and laser-pointing capabilities. Pawbo+’s internet-enabled wide-angle camera (130-degrees) and speaker/microphone combo let users check in on their pets and talk to them to calm and assure them from afar. This daily interaction can help to reduce anxiety of pets and pet owners alike. The free companion Pawbo Life app enables users to interact with their pets via live video streaming and easily share photos and videos that Pawbo+ captures.
PetPace Smart-Sensing Collar
The PetPace collar uses non-invasive sensors to track temperature, activity, pulse, respiration, positions, calories consumed and burned, and heart-rate variations — all the elements underlining your pet’s overall health. It sends that data at 2-, 15- or 30-minute intervals to an innovative Health Monitoring Service that analyzes your pet’s health profile and alerts you immediately when it detects any abnormalities.
Sure Petcare Animo
Worn on a dog’s collar, Animo by Sure Petcare is the lifelong monitor that learns and accurately interprets the unique behavior and activity patterns of a dog. Animo delivers insights into a dog’s activity and sleep, as well problem behaviors such as shaking, scratching and barking to help owners improve pet care. It comes with three different sized attachment bands, making it suitable for dogs of all sizes. The Animo is lightweight, comfortable, waterproof and operates using a standard coin cell battery, which lasts for six months, preventing the need for regular charging. Animo connects to the Sure Petcare – Animo app for daily monitoring.
The Small Pet Feeder
The Small Pet Feeder is an automatic, programmable food dispenser that enables cats (and small dogs) to maintain healthy and consistent diets, even when their owners are away from home. Using the backlit LCD display, pet owners can set meal times and quantities of food. While the Small Pet Feeder will dispense a maximum of 12 servings per day, amounts may be customized based on the pet’s needs. To enhance human-animal bonding, owners may record a 10-second voice message inviting their pets to eat.
ScoopFree Ultra Top-Entry Self-Cleaning Litter Box
This litter box features a top-entry hood with a large, grated surface to reduce litter tracking. The litter box self-cleans for weeks and uses crystal litter and disposable litter trays for unbeatable odor control and convenience. It also features a digital health counter and adjustable rake timer.
SnoJam by Ultra Paws
Ultra Paws’ SnoJam combines the comfort of pajamas with the warmth of a snowsuit. Made of soft fleece, the SnoJam is soft and cozy with a removable hood and stylish collar. An opening under the collar allows for dogs to be on-leash while wearing the SnoJam. The extra-long cuffs can be folded up for shorter-legged dogs, and with 12 sizes available, there’s a perfect, cozy-warm fit for every shape and size of dog.
Snugpups Fleece Coats
Not only does the machine washable Snugpups fleece coat come in dozens of adorable patterns, but it is made with super cozy, double-lined polyester fleece to keep your dogs warm and dry in any weather. The easy on/off design allows you to slip it over the head and quickly attach the army grade, two-inch-wide nylon belting around the belly. A sturdy strip of Velcro ensures that the coat will stay on and stay in place while your dog runs, romps or even curls up for a nap.
The Holiday Scarf
A festive accessory as winter approaches, warm and bright for snowy days, this red holiday scarf by Ruffina NYC is available in four colors and sized to include the tiniest yorkies and chihuahuas to the largest dogs like pit bulls, labs and doodles. Fido will love finding this Ruffina NYC look under the tree.
Personalized Pawprint Bangle Bracelet
Put a favorite furry friend on a beautiful handmade bracelet with Luca + Danni’s Personalized Pawprint Bangle. Luca + Danni allows you to put any pet photo on a handmade bracelet—simply choose your size and finish, and upload the pet’s picture to the website. The bangle is packaged in a gift box with an essence card and handwritten note.