The tech revolution has undoubtedly made most people’s lives quite a bit easier. From ordering a rideshare with one tap to checking in for a flight while lying in bed, life has just become a lot more convenient. Did you know it’s not just humans who’ve reaped the benefits? Technology can improve your furry friends’ lives, too.
The benefits of pet ownership are indisputable, as anyone who has a fluffy companion knows. However, taking care of our beloved pets isn’t cheap. Spending on pet care has more than doubled in the past 15 years, with a whopping $70 billion spent on pet care in 2017 alone. Younger owners are particularly devoted, with 76% of millennials likely to splurge on pets rather than themselves.
Luckily, technology has created solutions for busy pet parents. For example, the CatNet Smart Litterbox is self-cleaning, while the PetNet Smart Bowl measures out precise amounts of food for your pooch. Whistle offers a GPS tracker to safeguard against escape artist pets, while the GoDogGo Machine Ball Fetcher can keep your dog entertained for hours (or, let’s be honest, forever) by shooting tennis balls and letting Fido return them via a bright green bucket. Using smart tech can keep your pets happier, healthier, and more entertained when you can’t be right there with them.