Pet Tech Gifts for Christmas
Your stockings are probably already hanging up on the mantle for each of your family members and that includes those cute little furry pets of yours too. What are you going to give your fuzzy buddies this year for Christmas? Maybe a bone, some treats, a new squeak toy? Or maybe you want to splurge this year for your feline or canine friend? If that’s the case, here are some tech gift ideas for your four legged friends.
This little bow tie accessory is not only super cute it’s a dog activity tracker! WonderWoof Bowtie connects you to your dog at all times through a smartphone app. This device clips right on to your dog’s collar and it monitors your dog’s sleep, rest, activity and playing habits. The activity tracker recommends activity levels for your dog based on it's age, breed and size. Other caretakers including family or friends can also be set up to monitor your dog’s activity remotely. There’s a notification system that includes reminders for feeding schedules, veterinarian and grooming appointments. You can also look for other dog lovers in your neighbourhood by using the map-enabled social feature, which maps out other dogs in your area that are also wearing the WonderWoof Bowtie. There are 6 different colours to choose from and you can also purchase more fashion bands to give your dog some extra style. Think this is cool and want to get one for your cat? WonderMeow will be released in 2017! You can purchase the Wonderwoof Bowtie Dog Activity Tracker at Best Buy for $49.97.
When you are away from home have you wanted to call and check in on your pet? Pet Chatz is a two way HD video chat camera that is used to interact with your dog or cat while you are away. Calling in using your phone or computer will send a ring through the camera to get your pet’s attention. The motion detector will know when your pet is in front of the camera so you can start video chatting with your pet! Your pet can even call you using the PawCall button. When your pet presses the PawCall button a text will go to your phone to notify you that your pet is calling. There’s a treat dispenser that will drop a treat at your command. Another unique feature to this camera is the scent diffuser. Each call will diffuse an essential oil scent to help engage your pet’s different senses. You can purchase Pet Chatz from their website for $379.99USD.
Cats have a knack for wanting to press all the buttons on your keyboard as soon as you log onto your computer. Cat Laptop Scratch Pad is your cat’s very own laptop. It’s designed to look like a real laptop but made out of cardboard and it includes a keyboard that’s a scratch pad. The desktop background is a paper printout that you can customize on your own. The cutest part about this laptop is that the mouse is actually a toy mouse. You can purchase the Cat Laptop Scratch Pad on Amazon for $40.02.
Frolicat Bolt Laser is an interactive laser for cats. There is a manual and automatic setting that you can select to get your cat playing. There are random laser patterns that can be directed to point at the wall or at the floor to engage your cat. You can purchase Frolicat Bolt Laser from Amazon for $44.
Have you wondered what it’s like to see the world from your pet’s point of view? PawsCam is a camera that your pet can wear on their collar that will record what they are doing. The camera will start recording once it detects there is interesting movement, so no worries that you’ll be recording your dog sleeping. Each video is 6 seconds and ready to post on your favourite social media site. You can always check in on your smartphone to see the highlights of the day. The videos are uploaded automatically to Cloud storage and added to your PawsCam timeline automatically. Check out this page for information on when this camera will be available to purchase.
CleverPet is a game console for dogs that will keep them engaged and entertained. It rewards pets for solving puzzles based on lights, touch pads and sound cues. It’s kind of like the game Simon, but for a dog. The lights will flash in a sequence and when your dog touches the pads in the correct sequence he will be rewarded with a treat. Once your dog learns the basics on how to play the games, you can increase the difficultly in order to keep challenging your dog. You can purchase CleverPet from their website for $299 USD.
These are just some of the tech options out there that you can gift to the cats or dogs in your life. No matter the present you get for your little furry friend whether it’s a ball, treat or a tech gift, your dog or cat will happy that you care. Maybe they will be just as excited for the wrapping paper, bow or box that the present came with. But either way, set some time over this busy holiday season to give your pet a big snuggle. Merry Pawmas!
Christine Chalkley, Marketing Coordinator
I love things that make me laugh including sitcoms, sketch comedy and anything my kid does. When it comes to parenting I take Amy Poehler’s advice: “Always remember where you put your kid. Don’t let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers... for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces.”