It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to be a pet. Over the last few months, a tsunami of new high-tech pet products and innovations have flowed onto the market. After an overview of the most popular items, it’s clear that the top pet trends for 2019 will be:
• Smart tech
• Alternative therapies
• Niche food products focusing on healthy pet diets
Let’s take a look at a few of the gadgets guaranteed to be on your pet’s most wanted list in the new year:
If old Rover is a bit of a couch potato, you may be wishing he’d get up and run about a bit more. Well, now you can track exactly what he’s been up to, thanks to the ingenious FitBark. This nifty gadget is a great way to track activity – not only walking and running, but also when he was last fed!
Halo Mini LED Collar
If you don’t fancy kitting your pet out in a hi-vis jacket for late night walkies, you’ve got to invest in the Halo Mini Colour LED Collar. When the collar lights up, cars and other vehicles can clearly see where your pet is, so not only are you adding an extra element of safety for your pet, but it looks rather fetching against the night sky.
DAREYOU Interactive Dog Toy
Canines will love playing with the DAREYOU Interactive Dog Toy for loads of reasons, but mainly the desire to get the treats out of the middle.
Keeping naughty or active pets at bay, this device is a boredom-killer. Your cuddly companion will be able to see, smell and hear the snacks rumbling round in the centre but cleverly, only the odd one is actually dispensed.
If you are away a lot during the day, it can be difficult to think of your lonely pet at home. With the Petcube you can keep your furry friend company from a distance! It allows you to interact with them and even play games using a laser pointer, just by using your smartphone. It also lets you give your pet some loving words – or sharp ones if they’re being a handful!
KONG Ballistic Gliderz
KONG Ballistic Gliderz are the answer to endless games of fetch. Dogs are invited in with heavy duty, reinforced Ballistic material that stands up to tough play. When tossed, the lightweight and durable design creates an erratic flight pattern that entices pooches with its squeaker and ability to float.
We get hours of pleasure playing fetch with our furry friends but minutes later our arms are aching. If you have mobility issues, you may not even be able to indulge in this frolicsome behaviour with your pet.
The iFetch automatic ball-launcher provides a great way of making sure your pet stays active and has fun. This innovative item has won multiple pet tech product awards.
Pet on Wheels
If you’re an aficionado of cycling and you’ve tried giving your four-legged friend a lift, you’ll know it can be a major challenge, both logistically and safety-wise. Pet on Wheels has developed a simple carrier system thanks to funds from a Kickstarter project. This safe and secure carrier box has a hole at the top so your favourite animal can admire the landscape as you ride along.
So there you have it – the most desirable toys for pets in 2019. If you need to find the paw-fect gadget for your cuddly companion, visit Time for Paw for a great selection of toys.