Are we living in a world where pet may someday have their own phones? Entertainment focused technology has infiltrated almost every area of our lives, and now it seems that some people are getting their pets on board. Pop star Ke$ha’s Siamese cat “Mr. Peeps” has his own twitter account and sends out tweets to his global followers. Pets with a cause have Facebook pages promoting charities, adoption or issues such as off-leash park rights.
suspend your disbelief — but it appears that some pets are even getting into online gaming! Pet product companies are capitalizing on this trend by creating fun games for you and your pets to play together by way of advertising their products.
Friskies has three games for cats, one of which is called “Happy Wings”, where cats react to stimuli on screen. If you want to play a game with your cat, they have an App called “You vs. Cat”, a high tech air hockey game that tallies worldwide scores of humans vs. cats. Guess who’s winning … cats, of course!
For the owners who force Fluffy to go outside instead of playing video games all day, there are ultrasonic transmitter collars that will alert his owner on their tech device if he goes out of his “safe zone.”
Microchipping is so yesterday. Pet GPS is where it’s at. GPS technology for pets can not only track or find a lost pet, it can also track your dog walker’s route. Dog walkers unite on the dislike for this big-brother technology because of some particular owners; “why did you turn left at Main Street, Princess only likes to go right.”!
Apps can also help you manage your pet’s exercise, feeding schedules and daily habits. Some like Dog Translator, even claim to translate barks and meows!
So if you’re thinking of getting a tennis ball for your dog’s birthday, you might want to ask her first — she may have her eye on an iPad.