As an industry that’s worth almost $300 billion, the pet-care industry deserves to enter the 21st century and enjoy a few tech advancements that can make both pet and owner lives better and easier. We love our pets as much as we love all other family members, young tech-savvy owners want to provide them with the best care possible. And there’s no better way to boost health, safety and fitness than to include technology in the mix. Here are a few tech advancements that changed the pet industry forever:
Improvements in healthcare
Health is the main concern of all pet owners so it’s not a surprise that we can see more and more devices that focus on increasing age expectancy for our pets. Thanks to technology, surgery rates are much better, there’s a lower risk of infections with laparoscopic procedures and recovery times has improved. Pet insurance is also much more easily accessible to owners through mobile phones and desktop tech. Smartphones also make online medical assistance possible in case of emergency—these services are available 24/7 and can offer immediate help.
A microchip is one of the best tech advancements for pet owners, and these chips should be obligatory for all pets. This pain-free procedure includes a tiny microchip being injected into your pet’s neck, and it’s loaded with all important information about the animal and the owner. In case your pet gets lost, the vet can check for the microchip and ensure your pet is returned to you safely. There are easier ways to track your pets but his one lasts a lifetime. Also, when you need to leave your pet at home, you can reduce their and your anxiety with a pet camera. This way, you can check up on your furry pets, see that they are safe and reduce separation anxiety. Make sure to get a two-way audio camera so you can communicate with your pup and give them voice commands.
No more lost pets
Losing your pet is one of the biggest fears of many pet owners, especially those who have pets prone to wandering away or straight up running away. Today, thanks to practical tech, you can easily find your runaway with smart pet locator tags. With The Pat Tap locator tag neatly hanging off of your pet’s collar, anyone who comes across your pet can return it home quickly and efficiently. Just by tapping the tag with a smartphone, finders can get all information on your pet and how to contact the owner or return the pet home safely. There’s no need to install an app or pay for any additional services. And the great thing about these tags is that the information can be edited as many times as you want, which is perfect for frequent movers or restless travelers.
Easy feeding and hydration
Good owners never forget to feed their pets and give them fresh water, but what if you’re not how and your pet is used to tasty treats every hour? What if your cat only likes to drink the freshest of water? Automatic water fountains are a very playful way for your pets always to have fresh running water even when you have to spend the entire day at work. Also, to make your pets feel loved and cared for even when you’re not at home, you can opt for a treat dispenser that you can turn on throughout the day and throw some tasty bites to your pet and cheer them up.
Better fitness for pets and owners
Today, tracking pet fitness is just as easy as tracking human fitness. Thanks to smart collars, you can monitor your pet’s activity, oxygen levels and heart rate. With this data, you can manage pet activity and provide the vet with important data for diagnosing health conditions.
More fun for pets
Your pets need plenty of activity and enrichment every day in order to stay healthy and happy. While walks and playdates are the best type of enrichment, there are also smart toys that can be super fun. Remote-controlled smart toys can be operated while you’re at work, running errands or catching up with work from home. There are mobile treat dispensers your dog can chase around the house, smart laser pointers for cats, automatic ball launchers, etc.
Pets give us unconditional love and support, so providing them with some tech advancements is the least we can do. This interesting technology can enrich your pets’ lives, make them healthy and happy while also making your life as an owner much easier.
Eve Anderson is a marketing specialist turned blogger. Interested in sports and exciting travel destinations. Love to share content that can inform people.