Why should we have all the fun with our great human gadgetry? Thanks to the plethora of available pet-themed gadgets, our four-legged friends can enjoy some awesome tech action too.
From the ridiculous (a doggie treadmill?) to the sublime (bacon-flavored bubbles!) we’ve got a great selection of 10 products that we think you’ll find fascinating — even if you don’t have a pet.
Go for a walk through the gallery below, bark out any points you’d like to share in the comments, but please do keep those claws in if you see something you don’t like.
This 64MB USB flash drive will keep all of Fido (or Fluffy’s) essential data safe in one place, and act as a high tech pet tag should your critter ever make a break for it.
This motorized cat toy hangs on a doorknob (or similar protrusion) and draws a bit of dangly string repeatedly around a plastic track. It sounds simple, but it will have your kitty transfixed.
Notwithstanding the question of why you have a dog if you can’t be bothered to play fetch with it, this ingenious invention can be set up on a timer or can be controlled via remote. It will chuck tennis balls for your pooch up to 30 feet away while you sit back and relax.
You know how pets like drinking from a faucet? Well this replicates the experience, offering constantly filtered, aerated running water.
Cost: From $54.99
5. Bubble Buddy
This will surely lead to hours of fun. It’s a bubble-making gun that will pop out bacon-flavored bubbles for your best friend to burst.
Cats (and some dogs) go mad for lasers. You can sit the Bolt on a suitable surface and let the random patterns drive Mr. Tiddles to distraction.
See the world from a dog’s or cat’s view with this digital camera that attaches to your pet’s collar and takes pics at regular intervals.
These treadmills are available in small to extra large to suit all breed sizes. Although ridiculous at first glance, we suppose they could make sense in certain situations. We’re drawing the line at a canine cross trainer though.
Cost:: From $1,195
If your pooch is the intelligent type, you can teach him to ask when he wants to come in or out with the Pet Chime. With full instructions included on how to train your dog to comply, the only hard decision is whether you want Rover to activate it with his paw or nose.
The dog-locating Zoombak system offers peace of mind if your dog ever gets out. It can be set up to provide you with an alert if it does so.
Cost: $9.99, plus monthly fee
BONUS: Cat Attack! Scratch Post
Perhaps not technically a gadget, but we had to include this ace scratching post. If your cat is bent on world domination (and let’s face it — most of them are), this skyscraper set-up will let them believe, for the duration of a good scratch, they are Catzilla — 900 feet of pure kitty evil!
More Pet-Related Resources from Mashable:
– Top 10 Funny Cat Videos on YouTube
– 10 Best iPhone Apps for Dog Lovers
– 15 Incredible iPhone Dog Photographs
– The Million Dollar Question: Why Does the Web Love Cats?
– Top 10 Funny Dog Videos on YouTube
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