It’s National Pet Appreciation Week, the perfect time to show Fido or Mittens how much you really care.
Last year, pet owners spent more than $58 billion on their furry, feathered and scaled friends, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Sure, you could buy food, kitty litter and squeaky toys, but there are plenty of high-tech gadgets to choose from, too.
Best Buy carries everything from wearables that track your animal’s fitness to home security cameras that help you keep tabs on your pet.
If you’re concerned that your furry friend is not getting enough exercise, the Whistle Activity Monitor for Dogs can track your dog’s fitness, behavior and long-term health through several classifications from rest to run to swim.
Keep an eye on your pet in real time with the Guardzilla Home Monitoring Camera. It allows you to check in on kitty with your smartphone. You can even talk to your pet to tell it to stop scratching up the couch! Another camera option is the D-Link and Tilt Wi-Fi Video Security Camera. You can pan and tilt via your smartphone, allowing you to keep a close eye on Fido.
See the world from your pet’s point-of-view with the GoPro Fetch Dog Harness. With a water-friendly design, it can endure swimming, splashing and mud. No need to worry about your dog jumping in the lake or digging a hole!
The weather’s warming up, and the Belkin WeMo Switch can help cool your pet down. Plug a fan into the switch, and use your phone to turn it on from anywhere.