Most of the time, our pets’ wants and needs are refreshingly low-tech. Even well into the 21st century, nothing can replace the power of an old-fashioned “good boy!” and a well-placed ear scratch. That said, new pet tech can definitely help make our lives as pet parents easier. Can’t be home in time to feed your dog dinner at 5 p.m. on the dot (you know they won’t settle for a second later!)? An automatic pet feeder can be programmed to dispense meals any time of the day. Need a break from scooping the cat’s litter box? A self-cleaning litter box does the dirty work for you.
From interactive toys to smart pet devices, these are some of the best pet tech products on the market based on customer reviews, ratings, sales and expert input.