In this one day and age of rapidly developing technology, even our pets are getting their own gadgets. After all, pets are a part of our families (according to 78% of Millennials and Baby Boomers), so why should they skip out on all the fun? Today, people are spending more and more money on their pets to make sure they are up-to-date and fashion-forward. Americans love their pets; maybe too much sometimes… But who cares? They’re just so cute! In 2017, pet owners in the U.S. spent over $70 billion on their furry friends. Technology has undoubtedly enhanced the quality of life for people across the world, and the same goes for pets everywhere. There are over 393 million pets in the U.S. and in 2017 with pet owners of all ages. Pets are a huge part of our lives and people are discovering a variety of cool tech products to keep them happy and healthy.
The average American finds themselves juggling a very busy schedule, so time-saving tech products for pets are all the rage. Especially with the younger generation of Millennials on the rise (who are 2x more likely to use pet tech and 76% more likely to splurge on them), pets are getting decked out with all kinds of advanced gear. While pet owners are away, their pets will surely play, and with new “smart” devices, play-time is more fun than ever. Now, pet parents can entertain and keep track of their fur babies while they’re at work or running errands. We all miss our pets when we’re not at home, but now we can have peace of mind with innovative apps like Rover and Wag!, and devices like the Furbo Dog Camera and GPS trackers. The possibilities are endless when it comes to care, comfort, and fun for pets — there are even tech products out there for pet birds now. Our pets deserve the best, and with new technology, we can really give that to them.