Written by Tom Clarke • Published 11th October 2018 • 2 minute read

From day trips to the pet spa or visiting a cat café, the average cost of owning a pet in the UK is on the rise. Whilst treating your favourite pooch to a present isn’t something new, the opportunity to buy a gadget for your pet is.

So, whether your missing your favourite furry companion during the work day or want to make sure your pet is hitting their recommended daily steps, here’s our guide on the best pet tech gadgets around.

Furbo Dog Camera

If you’re a pet owner who gets anxious about leaving their beloved pets at home during the working day, this gadget is the one for you. The secret dog camera inside the gadget allows you to check in day or night via the app. The Furbo Dog Camera even has you covered if you have to work late thanks to its food dispensing option meaning that after a few clicks on the app you can be distributing treats to your pets. Additionally, because the gadget has 2-way audio technology built in, it can monitor if your dog is continuously barking and will send a notification to your phone to let you know.

PetSafe Microchip Cat Flap

Do you regularly have that one neighbour’s cat who pops in to say hello? The microchip cat flap is the perfect solution for unwelcoming visitors. The gadget tracks your cat via its very own microchip and only lets registered pets through the cat flap. The added bonus to this gadget is it’s in mode’ which means it will only let registered cats into the house during the night, meaning your cat will remain safe inside until the morning.

iFetch

Are you the owner of a pet that has far too much energy and causes havoc around the house? The iFetch could be the answer to all your problems. The iFetch ball launcher will keep your pets entertained for hours without you getting arm ache. With the tennis balls pre-loaded into the machine, all you need to do is programme the iFetch machine to the distance you want the tennis balls to be fired out over 10, 20 or 30 feet and then all you need to do is just sit back and relax.

PoochPlay

A gadget ideal for all dog lovers. PoochPlay is a dog activity tracker with a difference. PoochPlay allows you to track your favourite doggy’s activity and rest period and helps you create a tailored nutrition plan to ensure that their lives are great. Simply clip the gadget onto the collar and begin tracking.

Frolicat Petsafe

This interactive laser gadget will not only keep your pet active when you’ve had a long hard day at the office but will also provide a great source of mental stimulation too. Simply set your preferred speed on the device and sit back and watch your pet hunt down the projected red dot. The gadget also comes with a setting which allows you to set the time interval to give your pet a well-deserved rest.

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