The internet of things allows us to stay more connected with each other and with the basic appliances and utilities we use daily. Now smart devices are even changing the way we interact with our furry friends—the internet of pets!
Here we’ll review some innovative apps for cats—from cool games that entertain you and your feline, to state-of-the-art cat monitoring and feeding systems you can operate from your smartphone.
Paint for Cats™
Ever wonder if your cat is a budding Picasso or the next Jackson Pollock? Now there’s a fun way to find out. Paint for Cats features a rainbow-striped mouse that dances across the screen in a way that’s sure to stimulate your cat’s artistic side. Every time a paw lands, a splash of paint gets added to the faux canvas. Every game produces a new masterpiece! Available for iOS.
If you were wondering whether you could train a cat—the answer is yes! And the Cat Training app can provide guidance on solving unwanted behaviors—scratching, litterbox use, and basic cat etiquette. It also provides tips for toilet training, medicine acceptance, and cat tricks. Available for Android.
Ever want to know what your cat is up to while you’re at work? Or maybe you want to play a game of laser-chase with your furry feline when you’re away. Petcube does it all, and more! Part remote monitoring device, part play center, Petcube allows you to see and play with your cat when you’re away from home. The app lets you remotely control Petcube’s wi-fi camera in your home, ensuring that your cats are safe and out of trouble. Looking for enhancements? The Petcube Bites™ treat cam even lets you dispense yummy morsels to your cat when you’re away from home! Available for iOS or Android.
Friskies® Cat Fishing 2™ (Bonus: JitterBug™ and Happywings™)
Looking for an app to keep your cat entertained? Friskies offers three delightful options. Whether your cat is a fisherman, or prefers to chase bugs or birds, there’s sure to be something to pounce on with these irresistible apps. Fun sounds and realistic movements appeal to every cat’s hunting instincts. Available for iOS or Android.
Looking to communicate with your favorite feline on his level? This fun app lets you turn your words into (pretend) meow-speak based on vocal analysis. It also includes pre-programmed cat calls to get your cat’s attention. Whether cats understand the human-to-cat translations remains untested—but the app is a fun way to pretend. Available for iOS or Android.
Catspad is an app that knows your cats almost as well as you do. Keyed to each cat’s implanted microchip or Catspad collar chip, the app recognizes individual cats and dispenses food and water according to criteria you pre-select. Catspad is linked to a patented dry food and water dispenser system that’s compact, pet-safe, and easy to set up. Catspad lets you schedule meal times, adjust portion sizes, and monitor each of your cats for changes in appetite and water consumption that could be indicative of a health problem. Power outages are no problem—battery power lets the Catspad feeder continue to function for 30 days. The app even lets you know when it’s time to refill the food and water bowls. Available for iOS.
Figo Pet Cloud™
Whether you’re traveling or having fun with your pup at home, Figo’s Pet Cloud lets parents manage their pet’s needs with an easy-to-use mobile app. Aside from storing medical records, appointment reminders, and filing medical claims, the app can help you find pet-friendly locations based on your location or by zip. From pet-friendly parks to restaurants and other accommodations, the Figo Pet Cloud will help power your pet adventure. In 2018, the next version of the Figo Pet Cloud will add exciting new features (Explore & Connect) and be accessible by all pet parents—free! Currently available for Figo Pet Insurance customers on iOS or Android.
What are you waiting for? Start downloading these amazing apps today!
Cecily Kellogg is a pet lover who definitely has crazy cat lady leanings. Her pets are all shelter rescues, including the dog, who is scared of the cats. She spent eight years working as a Veterinary Technician before becoming a writer. Today she writes all over the web, including here at Figo.
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