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Tech for Your Pet

Feb 16, 2013 | Arizona Pet Health

Everyone has tech these days. Tablets, smart phones, GPS and laptops. Did you know that there are lots of new tech apps, programs and devices for your pet as well?.

There are several new GPS devices that can be attached to pet collars. This is very helpful if you have a pet that likes to escape. You can track your pet or with some of the devices you can also monitor their exercise with an app on your smartphone.

For pets that have not learned all of their boundaries there is a inside/outside invisible fence with an electronic pet door. Some brands even come with night vision and video files.

If you are gone frequently at mealtime you can get an electronic automatic pet feeder that you can control with your smartphone or computer.

For smartphone owners you can get an app that is like facebook for dogs featuring dog training basics, pet service finders and pet first aid.

Also on the list of new gadgets is an ionic pet brush you can use instead of giving a real bath, self cleaning litter boxes and even testicular implants so that your neutered pet will feel as if nothing has happened to them.

The implanted microchip is another tech item that is becoming increasingly popular. It is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the pet’s skin. It helps identify lost pets and gets them back to their owners. In the United Kingdom there is a new law that mandates all pets be chipped in the next 3 years.

So for the tech-minded you can get just about anything you want for your pet.

Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.