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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.
This WiFi-enabled self-cleaning litter box from Litter Robot removes clumps moments after your pet wraps up “business.” A carbon filter keeps things smelling fresh, and a handy app monitors usage and waste levels. Best of all, it’s well-suited for households with multiple cats (the Litter-Robot can keep up with cleaning for up to four kitties), and is compatible with any clumping litter.
By Ann on Nov 12, 2023
The robot has made cleaning the litter pans much easier. It lets you know when to empty the litter drawer. The cats are using it.
By Jennifer on Nov 5, 2023
Definitely an investment item but wishing I had bought this sooner! Super easy to install. Just had to remove the Litter Robot from the box and plug the power chord into the back of the machine and into the wall, download the Whisker app and ready to go! Both of my cats instantly took to it!
Litter Robot 3
By Julie on Oct 8, 2023
This litter box is an absolute life and time saver. My cats and I love this little machine! The only problem I get with the litter robot 3, is that sometimes it will stop in the middle of a cycle and just stay in that position but I have quickly realized that if it senses that the tray is to full then it won't complete the cycle until you have emptied the tray and reset the guage.
Automatic pet feeders are great for feeding cats and dogs on schedule, as well as serving precise portions. This super-smart dispenser allows up to four customized daily meals, and features a magnetic lock lid to prevent curious paws from “sampling.” For a personal touch, record a special message to announce mealtimes!
Great Purchase - 2nd One
By JohnandTammy on Apr 24, 2023
Love this product. We previously purchased one for another cat we had adopted and it was perfect for her. We've since lost our baby Chika to cancer but we adopted 2 more kitties after. We added a second feeder since they do not play well with each other when it comes to feeding time. These are amazing for our busy schedules and they work very well. Our Simba boy is a bit on the rough side so he has figured a way to hit the feeder with his head, bite at the drop area and he gets a few scraps to drop between feedings (still working on how to attached it to something too heavy for him to move around but that's not an issue with the feeder,...
I have two
By megs on Dec 27, 2022
I have 2 of these! One for my cats and one for my dog! Got clogged once but probably because I over packed it. Love them! And love sleeping it!!!
By ItsMao on Nov 26, 2022
Easy set up and an easy clean. I love that you can record your own sound for feeding time. Only thing I wish they included was a guide for the feeding portions. Other than refilling food and the occasional cleaning, it is completely hands-free. I have no worries going away for a weekend or longer that my cat will be unfed. D batteries (3) not included; however, it does run off a plug if you choose.
Pet cameras can provide peace of mind (and cute updates!) when your four-legged friends are home alone. With a waterproof construction, this super-smart model from Wyze can be installed outdoors or inside, and features a special nighttime setting. The mobile app enables easy viewing, and two-way audio allows for check-ins.
By Maria on Nov 16, 2023
I've been using Wyze cams in several parts of my home to be able to keep a good eye on my senior pittie. Never had an issue. I've been using them for about 8 years. Easy to set up, easy to check on my phone and I have no complaints!!
By Leah on Oct 16, 2023
These cameras are so great. I ordered a second one to keep an eye on both of my pups that are kept separately when we are out. By far it is also the cheapest camera and monitoring service.
Wish I would have gotten this ages ago!
By Meowmyof2 on Sep 16, 2023
This little camera gives a HUGE piece of mind for anyone who is nervous about leaving their furbabies alone like I am. Now that I have a bigger apartment, I may invest in one more of these little gems to put in the bedroom. Highly recommended. Would also make a great, inexpensive gift.
If your cat or dog has a track record of wandering off, a pet GPS tracker can be a wise investment. Featuring a rechargeable long-life battery, this tracker fits on your pet’s collar and connects to cellular networks, meaning it has nationwide coverage. Use the app to set up geofences, and receive notifications when your pet crosses boundaries.
By Scott1320 on Jan 13, 2023
My first time with cube- my puppy is microchipped but feel better knowing if he takes off i can track his location - great value for what you get
By Nutmeg273 on Nov 5, 2022
Just purchased for my puppy and so far everything is working good and I can find her. I like that I can push ring on my phone and it will ring to tell me where she is
great GPS for my dog
By 123456789 on Sep 25, 2022
Absolutely love this GPS. It already has helped me find my dog that darted out of our yard. Such a peace of mind knowing I’ve done everything to protect my pup.
Pet doors can be a great way to allow dogs and cats yard access, but traditional designs leave your home vulnerable to uninvited guests. To the dismay of curious backyard critters, this high-tech pet door only opens when it receives a signal from your pet’s transmitter collar (included in the kit). Plus, it’s airtight, weatherproof, and easy to install.
Great for pets.
By Steve on Sep 17, 2023
We have 3 Jack Russells and they can come and go as they please.
Our first one lasted for 8 years. Had to leave it open because one Jack couldn’t wear the collar because of a rash.
When we reset it the door wouldn’t open manually or with the collar.
After 8 years this could be expected, it had a lot of use. The sensitivity knobs broke off around year 6. Would cycle up and down and couldn’t’ change the sensitivity.
Overall just bought a replacement. Best thing we ever did buying one of these doors.
Hightech Automatic Dog Door
By Beverly on Nov 21, 2022
This is our second door. We actually wore out the first after 7 years. This works great to let our small dogs out in our fenced yard while leaving the cats inside!
Worked to keep out the raccoons!
By Serenast on Feb 6, 2022
I first bought the sure flap electronic cat door and the raccoons figured out how to get in immediately. I then bought this one and it worked like a charm. Very happy
Have a super-shedder or a muddy buddy? With spinning side brushes that lift and trap debris, this is one of the best robot vacuums for pet hair. Controllable via app or remote and equipped with anti-collision sensors, it can be programmed to frequent your pet’s favorite (aka messiest) spots around the home.
By Stephanie on Jul 11, 2022
I'm happy with my purchase! I was easily able to set it up (though it took some figuring out on my part because there isn't a clear "getting started" section in the instructions). I was able to connect it to my Google Home and was able to set up the app successfully. The auto-docking for the charger is also working well. I'm looking forward to not having to vacuum up cat litter off my hardwood floors every day!
My New Best Friend!
By Sheb1940 on Jul 11, 2022
I live with three cats who are adored, but they do come with a couple of annoying traits: shedding and tracking litter. I constantly walked around with a broom in my hand. However, now that I've found my new best friend, the Pure Clean Robot Vacuum, I can wake up in the morning to clean floors! It was easy to set up, even for someone like me, with two left hands. Runs quiet, does what it promised, and no problems so far, even for an 82 year old. I'll leave an update in a few months, but for right now, I'm thrilled! Thank you for my new best friend. (My cats thank you, also. They are fascinated by it, and it keeps them occupied any time it's...
Love our new vacuum!
By CocoasMom on Apr 9, 2022
I own a Kirby which I’ve had for years. Based on how much our cat sheds, I thought I’d give this product a try without high hopes that it would be as effective. So impressed with the results!! While our cat isn’t thrilled with it, she’s adjusting. This vacuum is a great way to take care of business without having to make a racket and saves on my back too!
Fetch fiends, this one is for you. Featuring three distance settings, this automatic ball launcher is the perfect high-tech dog toy for pups with boundless energy (and pet parents with sore arms). The wide-mouth bucket makes it easy for dogs to return balls, while a remote allows on-the-fly changes.
By Wade on Dec 22, 2022
Only knock for me is the balls that come with are way to easy to be chewed by a really playful girl. With that being said though she loves it took a bit to get used to and she uses inside more then out at the moment due to weather.
My Dog Is Obsessed
By IsaacandNoah on Nov 5, 2022
My dog is absolutely obsessed with this ball machine. We had a much older version that recently stopped working. There is supposed to be a lifetime warranty for a few of the mechanisms so I emailed the company about that, but did not get a response. My dog has a surgery upcoming soon and I did not want to waste any more of the beautiful fall weather for him, so ordered a new one from Chewy. Now that I see the new one, I am guessing the parts for the old one would not have been available as it has been completely revamped for the better. You can adjust how far it throws on the bottom, and please make sure to do this as a test run before your...
Awesome would buy again and again
By Samuel on Sep 27, 2022
This thing is awesome my dog will play forever on this. Only complaint is that we had to buy street hockeys. The tennis balls get so slobbering and don’t work at all. Street hockey balls is the key. My dog keeps himself busy while I am at work.
Here, kitty kitty! Perch this interactive cat toy on a bookshelf or window ledge, push the button, and let your feline friend enjoy a pounce-worthy light show with preset modes designed to delight. In addition to a vigorous workout, “hunting” the beam will provide mental stimulation for your little lion.
Breaktime for You!
By Liza on Aug 4, 2022
If your cats like lasers this is a wonderful way to get them some play time if you don't have a lot of energy or if you need to do something else. It's almost like putting a toddler in front of a TV if you need to do something you don't want them getting into and you can't shut a door. The different modes are great for the cats different moods. I do recommend making sure you move it to different locations around your house and take advantage of the shape of the toy by rotating it on its sides changing the shape of the laser pattern to keep your cats from getting bored!
By RedMT on May 11, 2022
My cat Rascal LOVES this laser toy! It's so easy to use and to change the angles and position of the lasers is a simple turn or two of the toy. Watching the laser point on the ceiling actually helped Rascal relax after chasing the laser around the room. This was a great investment!
By Chunk on Apr 21, 2022
This is the best pet toy EVER!!! Our cat LOVES it. I just know my dog would have also. This is hilarious especially when we add the hand held lasar light too. It keeps our Chunk busy! The only down side to it for us, is that we have to set it on it's side so the light hits the ground more.
Do your pets like to snack from each other’s food bowls? This automatic pet feeder only opens for the designated diner, using information from the pet’s microchip or included collar tag. It’s perfect for cats and dogs on prescription food or other specialty diets, and works with both wet and dry food.
By Maria on Nov 24, 2023
I love this feeder, but would love it more if it could have a food hopper so it wasn't necessary to fill bowl each day.
Great for multiples cats with deferent diets
By Mallory on Nov 22, 2023
I own two of these, adult food and a kitten food. With these feeders everyone eats their correct food. The adult wants to eat the kitten food, he waits until the kittens leave their dish and then the door closes and he can't get it. My cats are not food aggressive and don't try to steal when someone else is eating. The opening is large enough that two cats could eat at the same time, so this product might not work if one of the cats was aggressive. The double sided dish is nice to put out wet food and dry separated. The feeder only runs on batteries, it slows down before it dies, I change them out every 4 months. Expensive for what it...
Excellent for multi cat household
By pi on Nov 21, 2023
We needed to be able to allow one of our four cats to free feed without allowing any of the other three to get at his food. He is the most skittish creature on the planet, but he took to this immediately with no training. Two of our other three are food obsessed, including pulling out the garbage disposal stopper and chewing through Ziplock containers (not bag, containers!) to get at things that smelled of food, but they have not managed to get into this. It was an immediate and astounding solution to a problem we'd been battling for months. I wish it had the option to plug into an outlet instead of depending on batteries, but it's such a...
It’s impossible to choose which photos of our furry friends to display. That’s why this digital picture frame stores over 100,000 photos (no judging here!) and includes an app to share with friends and family. Featuring crystal-clear resolution, auto-dimming sensors, and a keepsake box, it’s a go-to gift for the pupparazzi.
Take my family to work - Best Gift Ever!
By gibsonjerry085 on Nov 17, 2021
My wife gave this to me for my birthday and it's been the greatest gift. I had been working from home during Covid but recently returned to the office. Now I have this awesome frame on my desk scrolling through pictures of my family and our Australian Labradoodles! It took a couple minutes to set up and a breeze to add photos. Thanks Chewy! I just love how cool this is and I'm grateful to be reminded of what really matters while I'm away from home.
Perfect gift for anyone who loves fur babies!
By BabyboyBarkley on Nov 15, 2021
I've been a fan of Aura frames for a while now. I own two and love seeing all my memories. I have kids so that means I have a TON (if printed probably a literal ton) of photos on my phone. With the free unlimited storage I am able to share all of them, not that all should be shared, and the app makes this super easy to do. When I saw BUDDY, I was so excited. My sister is a huge animal lover so this was the perfect gift for her, her fur babies are her kids. First, the gift box is adorable and feels premium, so you know it's a quality gift. But my favorite thing is when you show an image some love. The frame shows floating paws ... SO...
Best gift ever! Five stars!
By Dave on Nov 15, 2021
I bought this gift for my niece- she is OBSESSED with animals. We uploaded every single photo she has on her phone of all the pets she's met over the past years within seconds. It's such a thoughtful gift for any animal lover. I will definitely be buying one for myself so we can share photos of all the animals we meet on each other's frames. Such a great way to stay connected.
Despite their fancy features, high-tech pet products have a very simple goal: to make life better for you and your pets. Trying one of these innovative designs can save you time and trouble—time that’s better spent cuddling with your furkid.