The Best Pet Tech Products Of 2022

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Just as smartphones and other devices have made our daily lives easier, smart pet tech items make life with pets a lot easier, too. From automatic litter boxes to microchip-specific feeders, tech in the pet space has come a long way, and there are a handful of techy items hot on the scene in 2022 you’ll definitely want to check out.

Pet tech has made caring for pets the easiest (and most futuristic) it’s ever been. So, if you’re ready to kick back and enjoy the gift of automation, check out these eight pet tech products and gadgets you never knew you needed (until now).

Pet camera

Not only does the Furbo pet camera let you watch your pet when you’re out, but it lets you talk to them and toss them treats, too. How else will your pet know he’s the best boy ever when you’re not there? It also comes with a detector that alerts you when your dog is barking — kind of like your own alarm system.

To get to know your dog better: Embark Dog DNA Test Kit

This comprehensive DNA kit from Embark allows you to get to know your dog inside and out. It breaks down your dog’s breed makeup, his ancestry and origin, and will even link your dog to his relatives in the Embark database. You can pick up the kit with added health identification to better understand your pup’s genetics and potentially identify breed-specific health issues to address with your veterinarian.

GPS dog collar

This is the only dog activity tracker and GPS you’ll ever need (and it won The Dodo's Paw of Approval). Its tracking is super accurate thanks to satellites and an LTE-M cellular network, which reaches about 30 percent farther than 5G. Fi is the first dog tracking company to use LTE-M, which is just one of the reasons it’s the best on the market. It also has its own special technology that can detect the moment your dog leaves (or escapes) your house, and will notify you when it happens. 


The app is also easy to use in general. It’ll give you detailed information about your dog’s activity for the day (and the past week), and even lets you set fitness goals for him. 

To make scooping clumps a thing of the past: Litter-Robot 4

Tons of cat parents already know and love the Litter-Robot 3 Connect (including many Dodo cat parents), so some may be anxious to upgrade to the Litter-Robot 4. Not only has it been redesigned to make private time even more comfortable for cats of all sizes, the Litter-Robot 4 also features advanced litter-sifting and reduced litter tracking technology and real-time monitoring of your cat’s waste through the Whisker app. And the upgraded OdorTrap System neutralizes all cat odors.

Automated puppy pad

This product is a game-changer for new puppy parents. It’s basically like an automated cat litter box, but for puppies. Whenever your puppy does his business, the machine automatically removes the soiled pad and seals up any waste to prevent any odor. The machine then replaces the pad with a fresh one and even texts you a photo of the new pad once it’s done. And it doesn’t just know when your dog uses the bathroom — it actually notifies you of changes in your dog’s bathroom habits. This sort of info is super important so your vet can stay on top of any health issues.

Pet feeder

This pet feeder solves so many issues that you might have at mealtime. Forget the stressful days of trying to keep one cat from getting into another cat’s food. This feeder will only open for specific pets, making it infinitely easier to feed multiple pets on different diets. It can also hold both wet and dry food, and it comes with a scale so you can measure your pet’s food accurately, down to the last gram. One of the more techy features of this feeder is its ability to calculate just how much food your pet ate and when — which is helpful info to know.

Automatic dog toy

Nothing will keep your dog entertained for hours like an automated toy. And if you’re someone who can’t be with your dog as much as you’d like, this toy can help make up for lost time (well, almost). It definitely gives off some serious “Black Mirror” vibes, since it recognizes 12 emotions in dogs and is programmed to respond accordingly. For example, it might notice your dog is acting withdrawn and tease him to play in response. And if you want to join in on the fun, you can control the toy through the app with a virtual joystick.


Cheerble also makes an automatic cat toy, too, for $36. It rolls by itself and reacts to your cat’s movements with three interaction modes. It also avoids obstacles and can provide four hours of play on a single one-hour charge.

Dog ball launcher

This automated ball launcher is always good to have when you’re busy. Especially if your dog really loves fetch. All he needs to do is drop the ball through the hole in the top, and the launcher will toss the ball out for your dog to chase. The launcher can be used inside or outside (batteries not included) and can be programmed to launch the ball at different distances, up to 30 feet. Just make sure to supervise your dog during play, to be safe!

With these pet tech products working alongside you, you’ll have more time to play and hang out with your pets than ever before. Now that’s putting technology to work for the greater good!

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