Owning a pet
Call it a bias of upbringing, but for me no home is complete without a pet for the whole family to love and take care of. Aside from being a loving and positive presence in the household they can be extremely instructive for young kids and be a real aid in their intellectual and emotional development.
Owning a pet teaches kids the value of responsibility and help them to develop an understanding of the rewards of building a relationship with a little time and effort. Through pets, children can become more emotionally mature, learning empathy and respect for another sentient life form. They also (as heartbreaking as it may be) teach children the devastation of loss and how to deal with their grief in a mature and constructive way.
Cats need entertainment!
Pets, like children need a little treat every now and then and in the tech savvy world of the 2010s a bell tied to a short length of rope or a scrap of raw hide just doesn’t cut it anymore. The tech savvy market of today even extends to the treats you buy your pets. Don’t worry though, because there are some high tech goodies that you can buy your pets that actually make your own life a little easier too, and you won’t even need an mba and engineering experience to use them either. With Christmas just around the corner (like it or not, it’s coming!), check out these cool examples of pet tech that will make your pet the coolest cat or the most discerning dog on the block.
Cool cat gadgets
If you have a new pup or kitten, this can be a cause of anxiety for you while you’re at work. You worry that they might be experiencing separation anxiety or that they’re currently in the process of turning the contents of your sock drawer into confetti. Worry not, because the Petcube has your back, enabling you to check in on your furry friend and even interact with them through a smartphone app. The cube sends you a live video feed and you can even play games with your new pet with its built-in laser pointer.
Automatic cat feeder
Cats are agile and active creatures but as much as we want to spoil them we often underestimate how energy efficient their bodies are. As such, some may struggle with getting the portion control right for their feline friends. Over-indulging your cat, while well intentioned can leave them prone to health problems caused by their weight so ensuring that they get the right sized portion every time is vital. This need has given rise to the automatic cat feeder which distributes a perfectly sized portion of food at a predetermined time so if you have to stay late at work or need to go straight from work to another engagement you can rest assured that your furry friend is getting fed.
Self cleaning litter tray
As much as we adore our pets, the smell of a cat’s litter tray can be like an emission from the bowels of The Dark One himself. If only someone would invent a litter tray that cleans itself… Oh wait, they have! Petsafe’s self-cleaning litter tray not only uses odor neutralizing crystal litter that’s 5x more effective than regular cat litter, but its automated rake collects your cats smelly deposits and stows them in a detachable compartment that can be removed and emptied quickly and easily without the need for scooping.