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Smart Home for Pets: Transform Your Space Into a Pet Paradise

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In today’s world of home automation, there are a wide variety of simple, fantastic ways to make your life at home a whole lot easier. With a growing marketing of home automation devices, you can now transform your humble abode into a much more smart, streamlined space, saving you tremendous time and energy.

As it turns out, there’s one member of your household that could benefit immensely from smart home technology: your pet! Odds are, you probably didn’t even realize how many pet-centric smart home devices there now are on the market.

But how can you use this smart home technology to facilitate caring for your furry friend? No matter if you’re a cat person or a dog person, look no further than this guide to learn how you can use smart home automation to make pet care a breeze.

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Smart Pet Feeder

Clearance Smart Pet FeederPhoto Credit: Walmart

Obviously, your dog or cat needs to eat on a regular basis - yet keeping up with their feeding schedule can be tricky. Whether you’re out of the house often or just plain forgetful, your pet will never go hungry again with this smart pet feeder.

Simply fill up the feeder in bulk, and it will dispense meals for your pet whenever you please - all from the power of your smartphone. You can even record your name to call your pet to meals!

Smart Water Bowl

smart water bowlPhoto Credit: Walmart

As with food, another undeniable staple in pet care is that you frequently provide your pet with fresh water. Taking the time to ensure that your pet’s water supply is consistently clean and full is often a luxury many of us don’t always have.

That’s where smart gadgets come in! With great options like this Premier Pet Fountain, they’ll be encouraged to drink more - when you’re not even around. Your pets will enjoy the luxury of an automatically filtered, circulated water supply around the clock.


Smart Pet Door

smart pet door-1Photo Credit: Walmart

Another great option to help simplify pet care? Automatic pet doors! Smart pet doors like this one from High Tech Pet Products, Inc. allow your pet to come in and out as they please, without unwanted critters (or intruders) entering as well.

Only the pets wearing the smart collar it comes with will have access for entry, and the door locks tight the rest of the time. The system is airtight and waterproof, with an automatic deadbolt locking feature. Your pets can come and go as they please throughout the day, and you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your home is still safe and secure.

Self Cleaning Litter Box

smart litter boxPhoto Credit: Walmart

Hate cleaning out cat litter? You’re most certainly not alone. Fortunately, with smart pet care technology like this self cleaning litter box, cleaning kitty litter by hand is now a thing of the past.

How does it work? The litter box has a smart sensor that knows when your cat is done doing their business, and automatically begins cleaning 10 minutes after your cat exits the box. Then, its automatic rake will - you can also deactivate it overnight if you so choose.

Smart Pet Toys

GoBone smart toyPhoto Credit: GoBone

Keep your pets occupied all day and night - whether or not you have the energy to do so - with the power of smart pet toys. Two great smart pet toy options are the GoBone and PetCube.

With the GoBone, you can automatically entertain your dog via an app on your smartphone. This chew toy comes equipped with intelligent software that adapts based on your dog’s behavior, sending them on the perfect game of chase. It has a rechargeable battery and settings for either automatic play or playing together.

Another great smart pet toy is the PetCube. Not only can you use it to monitor your pet, but it comes with an interactive laser. The laser can be used on autoplay mode while you’re away, providing them endless entertainment and exercise. You can talk to and entertain your pet around the clock, get alerts about their security.

Smart Collar

Nuzzle smart pet collar

Photo Credit: Nuzzle

Never lose track of your pet again with smart collars! Surprising as it may seem, there’s tons of great smart collars out there on the market, so that you can constantly keep track of your pet’s whereabouts with ease.

One great option in particular is the Nuzzle GPS Collar. It’s durable, waterproof, and flexible, plus it continuously monitors your pet’s location, health and activity throughout the day. Think of it as a FitBit for your pet, and then some!

You can track your pet in real-time on their app, with alerts regarding their health and safety - for example, you’ll be notified if your pet has left your neighborhood. They also provide the option to purchase health insurance for your pet through the app. With options like the Nuzzle, you’ll never have to stress about a lost or sick pet again.

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Natalie H.
Natalie Hoke is a writer and content manager at Puls. She is passionate about discovering the latest trends in home technology and using humor to tell a great story. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, travel, cooking (and eating) vegetarian food, and performing stand-up comedy.
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