Remote bring and feeders: New toys and tech for smart pet owners


Steve Marcus Indica, an 18-month-old basic poodle, waits to compete in a creative grooming category during the 2017 SuperZoo, a convention for family pet merchants, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

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. The Calmz

provides acoustic and vibration treatment over acupressure

indicate lower stress and anxiety, a representative said. Calmz Price:$129.99 Dealing with their four-legged good friends’anxiety issues for many family pet owners typically indicates resorting to medication, which often causes unfavorable side effects.

Petmate has developed the Calmz gadget, which uses sounds and specific acupressure indicate help animals respond favorably during times of tension.

The unit is placed in a vest and place on the dog’s back. It vibrates while playing a modified version of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise,” which has shown to reduce stress levels in anxiety-ridden canines, stated Dr. Jeff Werber.

In trials, Werber said Calmz had a success rate of about 86 percent. Customers and vets saw a nearly 90 percent success rate, Petmate officials said.

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the 2017 SuperZoo, a convention for family pet merchants, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Wi-Fi Smart Feeder Rate:$199.99 Feeding pets while at work or out of town can be a challenge for owners, particularly those who have their family pets on a feeding schedule. Petmate is set to launch a solution to that difficulty with the Smart

Feeder food bowl. The Smart Feeder app enables owners to launch a set quantity of food at a touch of a button on their wise gadget to guarantee their family pet is consuming the set amount of food they desire at the time they choose. Each time food is launched, a dinner bell sounds, notifying the family pet it’s time to consume. The Smart Feeder, which runs on your home Wi-Fi, can hold up to 16 cups of food at a time.

The gadget is equipped with an electronic camera and a speaker, so pet owners can track how their animal is eating, and check in with them while they are near the device by talking with them through the speaker.

The Wi-Fi Smart Feeder is still in prototype stage and is slated to be on sale in March.

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Center Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The iFetch Too utilizes regular tennis balls.

iFetch Price: Craze:$40; lap dog $115; big dog$ 199. Keeping your pet dog occupied while you’re away or discovering the energy to play with it after a long day can be tough.

Problem resolved: iFetch was created to allow pets to essentially play bring with themselves.

With three models available, one for smaller pets, one for bigger pets and one that is more of a thinking game, iFetch allows for pets to captivate themselves, with or without their owner present.

Two of the models, the lap dog and big dog launcher unit, are battery operated.

The pet falters in at the top of the iFetch and the system will turn itself on and release the ball for the pet to the bring, hang back in and begin all over once again. Users can adjust the unit to release to ball up to 40 feet depending on the model.

The Frenzy design has a hole at the top of it, with three holes at the bottom. Each time the pet dog falters in it will come out in among 3 instructions, making it more of a brain stimulation video game. The Frenzy design does not require batteries to operate.

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the speed at which the reward comes out of the dispenser. Petcube Rate: Petcube Play:$199; Put Cube Bites:$249 Petcube developed a pair of Wi-Fi linked devices that permits owners to play with their pet and provide it treats from their clever device.

Petcube Play allows an owner to connect with their animal wherever they might be by bringing up the live video from their Petcube Play device and controlling a laser light on the system by dragging their finger throughout their wise device’s screen.

Wherever the user points their finger on screen, the laser beam follows, creating an enjoyable chase video game for the animal and owner.

The Petcube Bites is equipped with a 1080p HD camera. By accessing the video on their wise device, owners can press the bone icon on the screen and fling it upwards to send out a command to the Petcube gadget for a treat to release.

Both devices provide the option of Petcube Care, which is a subscription-based service that uses the cam on the screen to record real-time video, saved on cloud-based memory. Anytime the animal triggers the motion sensor on the Petcube devices, a video is logged and an alert is sent to the owner’s wise gadget.

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Pod 3 GPS Tracker

Price: $129

Losing one’s pet can be a devastating event for a household.

The Pod 3 GPS tracker not only enables owners to track their pet via their clever gadget, it also produces an in-depth map of precisely where they have actually been on their journey.

The pod attaches to an animal’s collar and runs on a rechargeable battery– which can last approximately a week– and also has a sound function, where the owner can trigger a chime on the gadget so they can locate their family pet, even if they are in the location and can’t see them.

In addition, owners can set up safe zone boundaries, to signal them if their pet breaches those zones, allowing them to act quick if they need to go search out their family pet.

The device needs a regular monthly service, which runs $4.95.

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