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Top 10 Pet Accessories

Published on: January 19, 2018  |  Author: Starwood Pet Travel

orange cat playing with toyBeing a pet parent is no easy task, even though our furry friends are easily pleased. But that doesn't stop us from constantly spoiling them and searching for new ways to make their lives more exciting. So, if you're on the hunt for the next big thing to pamper your pet and make your life easier, here are the top 10 pet accessories to consider.

1. Travel Items

We’re all about travel at Starwood, so let’s start with a few travel accessories every pet parent should have. Is this the year you plan to take your dog to the beach in Europe? A soft, packable Frisbee will keep you both entertained.

Regardless of your travel plans, you can still enhance any outdoor adventure, whether it's in your own backyard or on a road trip, with two essential pet accessories. One absolute must-have is a portable water dish that you can take with you wherever you roam. And a car dog harness is a must-have if you’re driving.

2. Mind Games

Technology has infiltrated the world of pet toys just as it has transformed every aspect of our lives. Do you believe your furry friend is a genius? Indulge them with interactive toys that take "paws-on" playtime to a whole new level. These toys require your pet to use their paws and nose to slide disks, lift cones, or flip lids to uncover hidden treats. Even small dogs can join in on the fun, so your clever cat can get in on the action too.

3. Glow-In-The-Dark Toys

For those dogs who have an endless love for fetch, the fun doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. Introducing glow-in-the-dark toys such as balls, Frisbees, or rings that will keep the game alive even in the dark. And the best part? No need to worry about dangerous batteries, as these toys simply need a quick charge from any bright light for 5-10 minutes, providing a half-hour of continuous playtime.

4. I-Spy

Stay connected with your furry friend even when you're miles away with the latest trend in pet accessories - remote pet monitors. Whether you're traveling or stuck at the office, these Wi-Fi-based pet cameras allow you to check in with your precious companion using your smartphone. But that's not all! Some of these innovative gadgets even let you interact with your pet by releasing treats, talking to them, or capturing adorable pictures. It's like being right there with them, no matter where you are.

5. Remote entertainment

Why settle for simply observing and conversing with your pet when you can entertain them with a laser beam activated by your smartphone? This exciting activity is sure to bring immense joy to both cats and dogs alike.

6. High-tech toys

You don't even have to step out of your house to have a blast with your furry friend. It's a fantastic way to exercise and strengthen your bond with them. But what if you're caught up with other tasks? Fear not! An automatic ball thrower will keep your furry companion engaged in endless rounds of fetching. You can even teach them a new trick - instead of bringing the ball back to you, they can drop it right into the launcher for non-stop fun.

7. Cushy dog beds and furniture

Rest and comfort are essential for our furry friends, just like they are for us. Providing quality bedding not only helps soothe the joints of larger and older dogs, but also keeps them warm or cool, and prevents your furniture from being covered in pet hair.

8. Clever cat furniture

Your feline friend will definitely give you the cold shoulder if you don't find the purrfect accessory for them. It's not just dogs who deserve luxurious sleeping accommodations; cats deserve them too! How about a cozy cat hammock for indoor relaxation? Or perhaps a "hamburger" cat bed that provides plush warmth, creating an ideal spot for your kitty to nap and hide away?

9. GPS cat collar tag

Cats are known for their independent nature, and sometimes they can't help but wander off on their own little adventures. As a pet parent, it can be quite worrisome when your furry friend doesn't come back when called. That's where GPS collars and trackers for pets come in handy. These innovative devices allow you to keep track of your cat or dog's whereabouts, giving you peace of mind knowing that you can easily locate them if they ever go missing.

10. Self-cleaning litter box

Activated when your cat does their thing, these innovative self-cleaning litter boxes take the hassle out of scooping and cleaning. With its advanced technology, the device senses when your cat has finished using the litter box and automatically sifts through the litter to remove clumped waste, leaving behind a fresh and clean environment for your furry friend. While this automated system takes care of the dirty work for you, it's important to note that you will still need to empty the waste container periodically to maintain optimal cleanliness. But with this convenient and time-saving solution, you can say goodbye to daily scooping and hello to a more hygienic and odor-free litter box experience. Your cat will appreciate the fresh and clean environment, and you can enjoy more quality time with your pet without the worry of constantly cleaning up after them.

While there are countless accessories to enhance your pet's life, it's important to remember that the ultimate accessory they desire is simply your presence. No amount of safety tools, toys, or fancy gadgets can replace the love and companionship that you provide. So, amidst the excitement of discovering new ways to spoil your furry friend, never forget that you are their favorite and most cherished accessory of all.

*Photo by Dorothe Wouters on Unsplash

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