A cat is one of the most celebrated and worshipped animals on the planet, so why not give them the best technology can offer? We often search for the most technologically advanced items for our home, so it only makes sense that we’d do the same for our feline friends. Although nothing can outsmart your cat, these eight cat products come in pretty close.
1. Litter-Robot III Open Air
Tired of scopping and cleaning your cat’s litter tray? The Litter-Robot III Open Air with premium carbon-infused clumping litter will automatically separate the cat’s waste from the clean one so that the litter is always clean. The robot features an 8-hour sleep mode, allowing your feline friend to find and use the toilet during the night without waking you up. Suitable for multiple cats weighing over 2.3KG, this revolutionary device looks like it’s come straight from the future. With over 125,000 satisfied customers, 18-month warranty, and a 90-Day Money-Back guarantee, what’s not to love?
2. SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder
The smell of cat food can be a bit unpleasant, to say the least. This smart pet feeder opens and closes automatically based on your cat’s microchip. If you have more than one furry pal in your home, this is the perfect product to stop those pesky pets from stealing each other’s food, as well as keeping the food fresh for much longer.
3. PetSafe Dancing Dot
Keep your kitty entertained all day, even when you’re not home. The PetSafe Dancing Dot uses a safe, Certified Class 1 laser to keep your cat’s mind and body active. Set the device on an elevated stable surface or hang it from a doorknob. It then uses a randomized pattern to shine the laser on the floor, giving your cat something to hunt and chase. This stimulates their natural instincts and keeps them entertained. Choose from two modes — play-all-day and one-time-play. The play-all-day mode turns on for 15-minute sessions every 2 hours for up to six hours, striking a balance between fun and rest. Alternatively, the one-time-play is perfect for when you’re home, and you can turn it on when your cat wants some attention.
Enures your fur baby is fed on time, every time. This device from Litter-Robot is the perfect automatic feeder. You can control it with the panel on the unit or conveniently through the AutoPets Connect app. Select the portion, the number of meals, and the timing to meet your cat’s dietary needs. Each meal is then dispensed, even if the unit goes offline. You’ll also get a notification if the food is not distributed correctly, for any reason. The Feeder-Robot comes in both white and black, with a clear or smoke-colored BPA-free plastic storage container. The lid locks and has anti-tamper technology to keep the food fresh and overly-eager paws out. There’s also anti-jam technology, so you don’t need to worry about food getting stuck, and the hopper indicator makes it simple to see how much kibble is left.
5. Pawbo Life Pet Camera
If you’re curious as to what kind of mischief your cat gets up to during the day, then it’s time to invest in a Pawbo Life Pet Camera. It’s a complete system that not only lets you live-stream in HD and take photos; you can also talk to your pet, dispense treats, play laser, and get their attention with a ringtone. That way, you can keep an eye on them, as well as interact and play, even when you’re not home. You can easily manage the unit through the Pawbo Life app. It also supports up to eight users at one time so that the whole family can keep an eye on your kitty.
6. Tractive GPS Cat Tracker
If your cat enjoys going on adventures, a GPS tracker is a must-have accessory for your peace of mind. This device from Tractive secures firmly to a custom leather collar and can provide live updates on your pet’s location. Other features include history, a virtual fence that sends you a notification when it’s breached, and activity monitoring, so you know how much exercise kitty is getting. It also has a five-day battery life, cat-proof power button, and light and sound abilities to make finding it easier if it gets lost. The device does require a subscription, and you can choose a basic plan or upgrade to a premium subscription for extra functionality.
7. Cheerble Wicked Ball
There will be no boredom in your house thanks to the Cheerble Wicked Ball. This automatic, self-moving toy is a fun and interactive way to keep your cat entertained throughout the day. It’s made from pet-safe materials that appeal to your kitty’s senses and doesn’t require an app to operate. The central core allows you to choose three modes — gentle, normal, and active. Then, the Intelligent Companion Mode maintains a cycle of 10 minutes of play and 30 minutes of rest. Of course, if your cat is keen for more action, the ball jumps right back into play mode when pushed. Increase their engagement by using the treat holes to hold biscuits or catnip. Best of all, it’s waterproof when sealed properly, making it simple and easy to clean.
8. PetSafe Bolt
The PetSafe Bolt laser toy is the ultimate boredom buster for your furry friend. Set it on a high surface and select auto-mode. This will then use a randomized pattern to direct the laser across the floor and walls, giving your cat something to chase. After 15 minutes of play, it’ll turn off to give your pet a chance to rest and to conserve the battery life. Alternatively, you can opt for manual use and operate it as a hand-held device to play one-on-one with your kitty.
9. PetFusion Ambush Interactive Electronic Cat Toy
The PetFusion Ambush Interactive Electronic Cat Toy is an excellent and compact entertainment system for your cat. The goal is to engage your kitty’s natural hunting instincts, thanks to a feather that randomly pops out of one of six holes. It stimulates your furry friend mentally and physically, keeping them fit, agile, and focused. It’s easy to set up and comes with anti-skid feet, so it stays put even on smooth surfaces. Best of all, the feathers are easily replaceable, so when your cat wears them out, you can quickly change it to a fresh feather for uninterrupted play.
10. Petcube Cam with Play 2 Pet Cameras Bundle
Keep an eye on your cat when you are away from the house with this Petcube bundle. It comes with a Petcube monitoring camera with 1080p HD video, night-vision, and a 110-degree wide-angle view. It has two-way communication as well as sound and motion alerts. Then, the bundle also contains the Petcube Play 2. In addition to the 160-degree ultra-wide-angle camera, night vision, and two-way chat, it also has a built-in pet-safe laser so you can play with your pet, even when you’re away. Plus, it’s compatible with Alexa, meaning you can play music or even order your cat’s favorite food. Together, you’ll be able to monitor large areas of your home, keeping an eye on kitty and even joining in on the adventures.
11. SKYMEE Owl Robot
While there’s no exact replacement for you when you go to work, the SKYMEE Owl Robot is an excellent alternative. This smart robot is a great way to monitor and entertain your cat when you’re not at home. It’s fully mobile, so it can interact with kitty, even dispensing treats and responding to touch from your pet. Chat with your animal thanks to two-way voice correspondence, and keep an eye on all their shenanigans with the 1080P HD camera, which also has four-times zoom and night vision. The Owl is easy to set up and connects to an app, making use, and monitoring simple. Plus, it has six to eight hours of battery when fully charged, meaning you’re covered for a full day out of the house.
12. SureFlap Microchip Pet Door
Keep a safe and secure home with the SureFlap pet door. With microchip capability, you’ll keep your cat safe by preventing other animals from entering your home. This smart pet door also includes a curfew mode, meaning your pet will only be able to go in and out of the house at certain times. The reassurance it gives, knowing your pets are safe, is well worth the price.
14. TabCat Pet Tracking Cat Collar
Is your cat a free spirit, meaning you lose track of their whereabouts? Well, stress no more with this smart cat tracker. The most advanced of its kind, the TabCat allows you to keep track of your kitty and make sure they’re safe, without stopping them from being their wild selves. The color-coded lights on the remote show you how close your cat is to you, and the collar is water, bump, and scratch proof.
15. Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain
Keep your feline friend entertained and hydrated all at once with this 3L flower cat fountain. Not only does it look super cute, but it also oxygenates the water, allowing your cat to drink the freshest water possible. The fountain comes with three different flow settings, so if your cat is super picky about their water habits, this fountain has you covered.
Alexandra Feiam is an experienced fashion writer who holds a degree in journalism. She has an impressive portfolio and expertise working as the Editor at Power Retail and Commercial Content Editor at Newscorp. Ally has been writing for The TrendSpotter since 2018, and her work has been featured in notable publications such as The Herald Sun, Arirang TV South Korea, Kidspot, The House of Wellness, and The Daily Telegraph.
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