High-Tech Gadgets for Your Dog
You care a lot for your dog – he’s your best friend and you want him to have the very best. This includes all the latest electronic gadgets, of course, because your pet is intelligent and modern. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your dog this holiday season, or if he just deserves the latest innovations all year round, here are five high-tech gadgets for your dog.
$6.99 on Amazon.com
For the dog that loves to socialize and doesn’t want to miss out just because he can’t use a computer, this little device will automatically allow him to communicate with you and all his friends via Twitter. First create a Twitter account for your canine, then attach the small electronic device to his collar and connect it using the downloadable Puppy Tweets software. With over 500 preprogrammed phrases, Puppy Tweets will take cues from your dog’s physical movements and barking to post cute and fun tweets to his account throughout the day.
PetZen Dogtread Treadmill
$499.99 on EntirelyPets.com
It’s important for your dog to get plenty of exercise. Dogs enjoy running, and it’s healthy for them. If you don’t have the backyard space or the time to go for a walk, this product is for your dog. The PetZen Dogtread Treadmill works just like your own treadmill, but it’s sized especially for your dog. It has various speeds up to five miles per hour, as well as a safety stop feature. Spend quality time with your pet as you workout together, or allow your dog a safe indoor outlet for blowing off his extra energy.
Uncle Milton’s Pet’s Eye View Camera
$49.95 on Amazon.com
If you’re curious as to what your pet does when you’re not around, Uncle Milton’s Pet’s Eye View Camera will be great fun to try out with your dog. Just attach the tiny camera to the front of his collar and set it to automatically take photos in one, five or fifteen minute intervals. The high-resolution camera will take quality photos of your dog’s activities, and it can store up to 35 photos. Plug it into the USB drive of your computer, and experience your dog’s day from his point of view. It has a lithium-ion battery and USB charger. This product does not interfere with your dog’s electric collar or bark collar.
$29.98 from Solutions.com
When you’re busy and just don’t have the time to entertain your enthusiastic pup, the RouseDog Dart will do it for you. This small device can be positioned anywhere, and it will move a laser beam 360 degrees around the room in 16 different play combinations and speeds. Your dog will have a blast chasing around the laser. You can turn it on and forget it, too, because it has an adjustable timer and automatic-off after 15 minutes. Great for cats, too!
Drink No More
$6.99 from Solutions.com
Does your dog love to drink from the toilet? It’s a disgusting habit, but it’s one that’s hard to break when everyone keeps forgetting and leaving the toilet seat up. Purchase Drink No More and you can leave the house with the toilet seat up and stop your worrying. When the device is attached to the lid of the toilet and activated, it will begin beeping whenever it senses the motion of your pet approaching. The warning sound will remind your dog that toilet water is off-limits.
Susan Wright DVM is a freelance writer & a vet. She loves new technologies aimed at improving the quality of life of your pets. Susan writes for DogFenceDiy the invisible fence alternative.