Pet Owner’s Guide to Home Automation:- Busy pet owners who will are detained at work or have unpredictable schedules might rely on a friend, relative, or neighbor in an emergency to look in on our pets. Making sure they are fed, watered, or walked until we could get home can be a constant worry while you are away. Automation comes to the rescue. As with every other phase of our lives, technology is changing that. We can now rely on many specially designed devices to make sure our pets’ needs are met. Note that many of these devices are also practical for when you are at home too.

Pet Owner’s Guide to Home Automation: Meeting Your Pet’s Needs

Pets owner's guide to home automation
Below are some examples of currently available devices that are helpful for people and pets who must be apart for several hours at a time. In some instances, these devices can also be fun, practical, and labor-saving even while you are home.

FEEDING: DOGS AND CATS

Pets Feeding
Some dogs gulp down all the food that is placed before them at once. For those accustomed to eating two or more times in 24 hours, you will need a system that measures and dispenses the exact amount of food at a predesignated time. Cats usually prefer to eat only when they are hungry. Their feeding systems should dispense food in smaller quantities to ensure freshness. Studies have shown that more, smaller portions are healthier. With these dispensers, you can program three meals at specific intervals during the day.

Le Bistro Portion Control Automatic Pet Feeder

  • Programmable to dispense a predetermined portion of food up to three times per day
  • Dispenses portions of ¼ cup to two cups per serving
  • Food hopper holds up to five pounds of food
  • Battery-powered

Feed and Go Smart Pet Feeder

  • High-tech feeder
  • Holds six servings of wet or dry pet food while keeping it fresh and airtight
  • A pre-set timer to release food when you want
  • Controlled and monitored via Wi-Fi
  • Includes a Webcam that allows owners to monitor
  • Will play prerecorded audio messages from the owner
  • The feeder will text you when the pet is about to eat or after eating
  • The system is compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS smartphones

Pyrus Automatic Feeder

  • Electric feeder
  • Looks like a gumball machine with a feeding bowl attached
  • Programmable for food amount and time
  • Owners can preprogram their voice to announce it is feeding time as the device is dispensing

PetCube Bites

  • Two gadgets in one: pet monitor and treat dispenser
  • Holds up to two pounds of treats
  • Dispenser throws the tasty treat up to six feet
  • The camera streams in 1080p HD video and has a 138° wide-angle view
  • Two-way audio so you can give commands with your smartphone and hear the pet’s sounds
  • Has night vision for 24-hour surveillance

WATER DISPENSING

Petbia Water Fountain

  • 84 oz/2.5 liter automatic pet water fountain dispenser with three carbon filters
  • For cats and smaller to medium dogs
  • Filters keep hair and foreign material from the drinking water
  • Made from food-grade plastics

PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum

  • 1-gallon capacity
  • Replaceable water filters
  • Adjustable stream
  • Easy to clean

PLAY & EXERCISE

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
Tracking your pets’ movement and exercise level, whether you are home or away, should be a priority. As with humans, a lack of exercise can cause health problems and shorten their lifespan. If your pets are not reaching their preset exercise plateaus, you will need to make sure they get up and go.

Fit Bark Dog Activity Monitor

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Monitors your dog’s everyday movement so you know his/her habits and activities
  • Helps you to identify when something out of the ordinary may be occurring that may be a sign of illness or discomfort
  • 3-D accelerometer tracks movement and will send messages to your IOS, Android, or Google app.
  • Device clips onto the collar easily
  • Waterproof

PlayDate

PlayDate is a remote-controlled ball that lets you play with your pet from a remote location.

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • The ball is Wi-Fi enabled
  • The ball contains a high-resolution camera so you can watch the action from the ball’s perspective
  • 2-Way audio systems, so you can praise your pet as you listen to him/her play and pant
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Durable and safe
  • Compatible with Android and iOS systems
Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • CleverPet is a device that delivers sound, light, and touch signals that engages your pet for as long as you like. The device tests their cognitive abilities and was designed by a team of PhDs.
  • Test the pet’s skills at memory, logic, and commands
  • Dispenses treat rewards for success
  • Easy to clean and non-slip
  • You may access the CleverPet from a remote location with your smartphone to see how the pet has fared, how many treats he/she has earned, and change or schedule different games.

Automatic Laser Toy

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • For cats or dogs, the device projects laser beams for your pet’s entertainment
  • Programmable for multiple speed settings and times
  • 16 play patterns
  • Battery-powered

Go Bone

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Made with FDA-compliant nylon
  • Controllable from a smartphone
  • Adjustable software for different ages, sizes, weight, and play style
  • Can contain accessible treats
  • Chase it, squeak it, chew it, or toss it in the air

“TOILET” ISSUES

Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • When the cat leaves the littler box, the device separates the waste from the clean litter
  • Waste is dumped into a bag-lined carbon filter drawer
  • You receive a notification when the carbon filter drawer is full
  • Comes with a night light

Secure Doggie Door

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • A high-tech pet door that only opens when your dog is entering and leaving
  • Electronic chip triggers worn on the pet’s collar triggers the door as the dog comes near
  • The door uses an automatic deadbolt when activated
  • Airtight seal when closed

PetSafe SmartDoor

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Electronic SmartDoor allows your pet pass without allowing other unwanted animals or objects to enter
  • Detects the collar-attached SmartKey attached and opens automatically as the pet comes near the door
  • After the pet leaves or enters, the door then re-locks
  • Can be programmed with up to five SmartKey in case you have more
  • You can disarm and lock the door when you want your pets to stay inside or out

Secure Doggie Door

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Self-cleaning, automated litter box
  • “Flushes” like a toilet
  • Litter system washes, sanitizes and dries the box to leave it germ and odor-free
  • No more scooping
  • Connects to your bath or laundry room water system
  • Electric-powered

STRESS RELIEVERS

iCalm Cat and iCalm Dog

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • iCalm Cat or iCalm Dog are speakers that play music and sounds that have been laboratory-tested to relieve stress in cats and dogs while you are away.
  • Approximately the size of a tennis ball
  • Devices can be preprogrammed to play what and when you choose
  • can also be used to calm the pet in other situations like at the groomer or veterinarian.
Pets play and exercise with monitoring
Tracking the security and location of your pet while you are away is essential. These devices allow you to track the pet’s movements and condition while monitoring the pet’s location and any activity that may be occurring within your home.

Fit Bark Activity Monitor

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • In addition to tracking how much exercise your pet is getting, the device also tracks when he/she travels beyond a predesignated “safe zone.”
  • Will immediately alert you via a smartphone message that the animal has left the safe zone

Whistle GPS Tracker

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Monitors activity levels, sleep patterns, and movement
  • The hi-tech tracker identifies your pet’s location if he/she escapes.
  • You access a “Whistle Map” that pinpoints precisely where your dog is through GPS.
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Durable and waterproof
  • Compatible with iOS and Android

Link AKC Smart Dog Collar

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Uses GPS to keep you informed of the dog’s location
  • Measures activity levels
  • Recommends whether the pet’s activity should be increased for better health
  • Maintains veterinarian levels
  • Equipped with a light, as needed

PetCube Camera

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Multiple apps to check on your pet’s condition and whereabouts
  • Two-way audio lets the pet hear your voice while you listen to the sounds that your dog or cat is making
  • iOS and Android compatible and connects to Wi-Fi
  • Built-in laser toy for play

Wuf Smart Collar

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Collar has GPS tracking accessible to your smartphone
  • You can create an invisible fence or leash that sends corrections as the dog reaches the perimeter of the pre-programmed area
  • Health tracking
  • Two-way audio communication

GoPro Fetch with Harness

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • A dog-mounted camera that allows you to see what your pet is seeing
  • Mounted on the dog’s back or chest
  • Adjustable for weights 15 lbs to 120 lbs
  • Padded for comfort
  • Quick-release
  • Washable harness
  • Viewable through your smartphone, tablet, or computer

Comtech Electronic Scat Mat

Pets play and exercise with monitoring
  • Keeps your pet off the furniture
  • Sends mild electrical impulse for correction
  • Adjustable impulse strength for larger animals

Peace of Mind

Most of these devices are useful and practical even for the times when you are home. These products can improve your quality of life while making your pets happier and more secure.

There is nothing better than spending time with your pets. When you must be away, however, keeping someone on call in case of emergencies is a good idea. But being able to observe your pets throughout the day, making sure they are fed and exercised, and knowing they are doing well will reduce the guilt of being away. Most of these devices are useful and practical even for the times when you are home. These products can improve your quality of life while making your pets happier and more secure. Know more about Smart Home Ideas