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Gadget Gifts For Pets

December 1, 2022

Happy Holidays! Have you finished your shopping yet? Or are you just getting started? No matter what end of that spectrum you fall on, remember to get something for your furry friend! A Roanoke, VA vet lists some gadget gifts you can get Fido and Fluffy below.

Translation Devices

We’re not sure who came up with this one, but it is pretty genius. These are basically buttons that your dog or cat will step on. The button will ‘speak’ a word, such as ‘Walk’ or ‘Treat’. Once Fido figures it out, he’ll be able to directly request things from you.

GPS Collars

Does your pet have a taste for adventure? Consider getting them a GPS-equipped collar. There are different options available: some work with cell towers, others run on wi-fi. Do plenty of research!

Tennis Ball Shooters

Many of our canine companions absolutely love running after tennis balls. Nerf has gone all-in on this niche, and created a toy gun that shoots tennis balls for Fido to chase. Just be sure to use balls that are the right size: large breeds can potentially choke on tennis balls.

Automated Treat Dispenser

You control when these devices dispense small treats, by using a camera and smartphone app. This can be a cute way to check in with your pooch on your lunch break! There are also similar devices that let you control a laser pointer remotely, so you can play with Fido or Fluffy using your phone.


Did you know that there are digital games made just for cats? Fluffy can ‘catch’ virtual birds or mice, pop bubbles, or play with feathers or other items. This is a great way to get some more use out of an old tablet or phone you’ve upgraded.

Remote-Controlled Toys

Remote-controlled toys aren’t exactly new, but the ones made for pets get cuter every year. These are great for mental stimulation, as your furry pal won’t be able to easily anticipate their prey’s next move.

Smart Toys

Many smart toys react to your pet’s movements. This can make playtime really fun for Fido and Fluffy!

Puzzle Feeders

Puzzle feeders are great for keeping pets occupied. There are quite a few different ones available. Snuffle mats are also a popular choice!

Do you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care?

Contact us, your local Roanoke, VA animal clinic, today!

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