New High-Tech Gadgets Just for Pets (and Anxious Owners)

What's Hot


2 Types of Black Marks Might Vanish From Your Credit File SoonBorrow

5 Surprising Benefits of Exercising Outdoors in WinterFamily

6 Ways the Obamacare Overhaul Might Impact Your WalletInsurance

7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers MakeBorrow

Obamacare Replacement Plan Gets ‘F’ Rating from Consumer ReportsFamily

Beware These 12 Common Money MistakesCredit & Debt

17 Ways to Have More Fun for Less MoneySave

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

30 Household Uses for Baby OilSave

Nearly Half of Heart-Related Deaths Linked to These 10 Foods and IngredientsFamily

10 Ways to Save When You’re Making Minimum WageSave

Boost Your Credit Score Fast With These 7 MovesCredit & Debt

7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years EarlierBorrow

Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Ways to Avoid a Money PitGrow

This Scam Now Tops ID Theft as the No. 2 Consumer ComplaintFamily

6 Stores With Awesome Reward ProgramsFamily

6 Healthful Treats for Your DogFamily

6 Ways to Save More at Lowe’s and The Home DepotSave

20 Tips for Buying a Home in the Best Location, Location, LocationGrow

30 Awesome Things to Do in RetirementCollege

New Study Ranks the Best States in the U.S.Family

6 Overlooked Ways to Save at Chick-fil-AFamily

The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)Family

House Hunters: Beware of These 6 Mortgage MistakesBorrow

Ask Stacy: How Do I Start Over?Credit & Debt

Secret Cell Plans: Savings Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Don’t Want You to Know AboutFamily

10 Ways to Save When Your Teen Starts DrivingFamily

The True Cost of Bad CreditCredit & Debt

You’ll Soon Pay More to Shop at CostcoSave

Marijuana Stocks Flaming Out Under TrumpFamily

21 Restaurants Offering Free Food Right NowSaving Money

Worried about what your pet is up to while you're not home? There's an app — and lots of gadgets — for that.

TV for pets. Apps for pets. Is it any wonder there’s a host of other pet-minding devices to track or entertain our furry friends while we’re away?

The New York Times has covered several innovations designed to calm the anxieties of busy owners. Here are some of the coolest:

  • Whistle, a $100 dog tag, has an accelerometer that tracks your pet’s movements and sends them to a smartphone app. When you’re away, it provides a sense of what your dog’s been up to. It also keeps track of how much your dog rests and performs various activities over time, which could provide you and your vet with useful information.
  • The Passport Pet Access Smart System, a pet door that comes in two sizes, can manage the comings and goings of up to 20 pets. Don’t want your dog outside when the mailman comes? Set a time restriction that won’t allow the door to open for Fido between 2 and 4 p.m. Meanwhile, the cat can enter and exit as he pleases. The door settings also allow for one-way restrictions (only in or only out) for more flexibility.
  • AiKiou’s Stimulo Cat Interactive Feeder is all about playing with your food. The feeder “helps weight control and helps your cat rediscover his true nature,” its website says. Rather than a simple bowl, food is hidden in a group of nine tubes of various lengths. Cats have to work for the food, reaching in and scooping it out. For cats that eat too much too quickly, it’s also supposed to help prevent vomiting. There’s a dog version with a different design for the same price.

Would you try any of these tech toys for your pets? Do you already use something else you think is interesting? Let us know on Facebook.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!

💰🗣📰

Read Next: 7 Things Worth Paying More For

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 2,021 more deals!