For the 68% of American households containing at least one pet, many consider their furry (or scaly or feathered) friends as just another member of the family. As such, we do what we can to give them the best quality of life possible, and tech is on our side.
Among pet owners, millennials are two times as likely to utilize technology when it comes to the care of their pets, from GPS tracking to two-way cameras. Tech savvy owners understand this rise in IoT as an incredible opportunity for their pets far beyond just basic needs like self-cleaning litter boxes and high-tech food bowls. Already on the market are intuitive gadgets serving our animal friends from curious kittens with automatic laser pointers to elderly dogs enjoying self-cooling beds to alleviate joint stress.
While pet gadgets may be cool, they can never replicate the unconditional love we have for our pets - but they can help us understand and relate to them better than ever before. Take a look at this infographic for more on the latest in pet tech, how science is guiding their development, and what it means for both our pets and our own quality of life.
infographic by: petxp.com