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Cat face detection helps track the health of multiple pets
Facial recognition isn’t solely capable of identifying humans, as proved by ideas such as PiP — the database that uses the technology to reunite lost pets with their owners. Now Taiwan’s Bistro is a feeding device that uses facial recognition to track the unique health metrics of individual cats. READ MORE…
Play, feed, and talk to pets from anywhere in the world
We’ve seen devices that enable pet owners to feed their furry friends when they’re away from home, and we’ve also seen devices designed to let them play and game with their animal companions remotely. To some extent then, our next spotting was inevitable. Kittyo lets pet owners speak to, play with, reward with treats, and record their cats from a remote location. READ MORE…
Adoption app matches images of cute animals to lookalike pets in shelters
The internet is awash with images of cute cats and dogs, and unfortunately, shelters are equally awash with the real animals. In an effort to marry these facts together and increase adoption rates, California-based Superfish have created PetMatch — an image analysis app designed to find real cats and dogs in shelters that look similar to those featured in images uploaded by the user. READ MORE…
Gaming console for dogs keeps them busy when owners are out
It’s a well known fact that dog’s like to be entertained at all times, but there are always times when their owners need to leave them at home alone for a short period. While devices such as the camera-equipped Petzila have enabled owners to check up on their pet and feed them remotely, CleverPet is a gaming system that automatically rewards pets with treats for completing various tasks. READ MORE…
Wearable tech for dogs tells owners how they’re feeling
Being able to better communicate with animals has been a human fantasy even before Dr Doolittle became a popular culture character. In the past we’ve seen projects such as No More Woof use EEG to read dog’s thoughts, but now Voyce is using a smart collar and app to track their fitness and understand their health. READ MORE…
Café for cats set to open in London
Animal lovers don’t like to go anywhere without their dogs and cats, but public venues aren’t so keen on filling their space with pets — aside from the occasional pet-friendly hotels we’ve seen in the past. Opening this weekend in London, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is not only open to cat-lovers, but even has its own resident felines to entertain guests. READ MORE…
Cat litter boxes by subscription, made of biodegradable cardboard
Subscription services have long helped humans ensure their essentials are restocked when they run out. Now aiming to do the same for felines, Poopy Cat is an eco litter box subscription service that enables owners to simply throw the entire box into their green waste bins or compost heaps when they’re finished with it. READ MORE…
Collar device lets owners control dogs with their smartphone
Dog training can take a lot of time and investment, and there’s no guarantee that the animals will respond to every beck and call. Pet-Remote aims to make communication less frustrating for both humans and their dogs, however, with a collar that vibrates to let the animals know what their owner wants. READ MORE…
Facial recognition for dogs reunites lost pets with owners
Putting up ‘Have you seen this dog?’ posters around the local neighborhood can only have limited success when a pet has gone missing. A new platform called PiP aims to create a photographic database of found dogs and cats, using facial recognition technology to help match them with lost ones. READ MORE…
Through device, owners can treat their pets remotely
No pet owner likes to leave their dog or cat at home, and we’ve already seen the Petcube offer a way to check upon and play with them remotely. Now Petzilla is a device that enables owners to remotely connect with their animals via voice and give them a treat when they’re at home on their own. READ MORE…
Collar-mounted tracker quantifies dogs
There are an increasing number of ways for humans to quantify the different aspects of their existence, from their emotions to their teeth cleaning habits. Now, Whistle enables dog owners to monitor their pets’ activity, health and time together, to better understand their animal. READ MORE…
Camera and toy enables owners to remotely entertain pets with their iPhone
iPet Companion has already enabled internet users to remotely entertain cats in rescue shelters, and now a new device is bringing a similar idea into the home. Petcube is a camera and robotic laser that lets owners check up on their dog or cat when they’re out of the house, as well as play with them. READ MORE…
Site enables pets to be played with remotely
Technology such as the Gatefeeder has already enabled cat owners to feed their pets while they’re away. Now iPet Companion uses robotically controlled toys to allow web users to play with sheltered cats remotely to keep them entertained. READ MORE…
Clinic specializes in weight loss for pets
Animal lovers have previously been able to check their pets into sessions with a psychic at the Hotel Monaco in Oregon, and our latest spotting is also offering a special service for podgy pets. The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals in Massachusetts is now putting flabby dogs and cats onto a tailored weight loss program. READ MORE…
Dog parking bays keep pets comfortable while consumers shop
Animal lovers have already benefitted from pet-friendly businesses – such as the Hotel Monaco in Oregon, for example – which mean their four-legged friends do not have to be left at home. Now the IKEA Köln-Am Butzweilerhof has introduced dog parking bays at the outlet, which enable dogs to be safely left outside while their owners shop. READ MORE…