Technology for Animal Lovers

Technology has made your life easier in almost every way. Whether you want to order food or find the best deals on gas in your area, technology is there for you. However, many people do not know that there are many available options for pet owners to take advantage of technology as well.

Turn Your Dog into a “Sub-Woofer”

The Woofer is a nifty little vest that basically turns your dog into a set of portable speakers. If you both love your tunes, this product lets you tuck your iPod into your dog’s vest and play your favorite jams as you’re walking, hiking or running, eliminating the need for pesky headphones.

Twitter For Your Pet

Are you the crazy animal owner and you’re addicted to Twitter? Now you can combine the two with Puppy Tweets. The electronic sensor attaches to your dog or cat’s collar and send Tweets to your Twitter account to let you know what your pet is doing. Whether they’re chasing squirrels in the backyard or napping on the window sill, you’ll know exactly what they’re doing.

Put a GPS on Your Pet

Tagg is a revolutionary GPS tracking device that lets you know exactly where your pet is at all times. This little device has helped many owners find their dogs when they escape the confines of their yard, and this is also excellent for cats who love to sneak out of the house. The app is available on iOS and Android and allows you to track you dog’s whereabouts or activity level and sends you an alert if your pet goes beyond the boundaries you’ve previously set on the app.

Keep Track of Your Pet’s Health Records

PetPartner is a phone app that keeps track of every aspect of your animal’s life. Participating veterinarians, groomers, boarding facilities and even pet sitters have their information put into the app. You can request appointments, arrange prescription refills and connect directly with your pet’s care provider. The calendar setting reminds you of upcoming appointments so you don’t forget anything.

Get an Electronic Babysitter

Your pet probably doesn’t need constant supervision, but it’s still nice to be able to keep an eye on your animal when you’re away during the day. The iCam can be set up around your home and streams instantly to your computer, phone or tablet while you’re away. Owners of pets in failing health have found this to be especially helpful in keeping an eye on their animal when they can’t physically be there.

Find a New Family Member without Leaving Your House

Searching for the perfect four-legged family member doesn’t have to be daunting. With the help of technology, it’s as easy as ordering a pizza. has released a comprehensive pet search app that lets you search for animals in your zip code, allowing you to narrow down the search to age, size, breed and sex. Various animal related websites have taken to “advertising” pets for adoption on their blogs so these incredible animals can find the homes and love they deserve.

Technology has everything you need for owning a pet. Whether you need to track your pet’s whereabouts, keep an eye on them while you’re away or integrate social media into your pet’s routine, it’s all out there for you with just the click of a button.

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