Having a pet isn’t what it used to be; there is a whole world of gadgets and gizmos out there to make pet owners’ lives that little bit easier.

Here are some of the crazy new pet gadgets gracing the market, that can make looking after your furry friend a doddle!

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Hands-free fetch

If there are three things that dogs love, it’s toys, attention and exercise. Now, with the launch of a host of hands-free fetch gadgets, your pooch can get all three in one. Simply drop your dog’s favourite ball into one of these machines, and it will automatically launch the ball for your pet to chase, before they bring it back to do it all again! You’d have to make sure your precious pooch supervised at all times though – tennis balls shouldn’t be used as a chew toys!

Self-cleaning litter tray

There’s no doubt that one of the worst things about keeping any pet is cleaning up their doo-dah. Well, you’ll never have to clean out your cat’s litter tray again with the rise of the self-cleaning alternative! Much like a human toilet, these gadgets can simply be hooked up to the water supply and flushed after your cat has done its business. You don’t even have to change the self-cleaning granules. Just when you thought your cat couldn’t get more independent…

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Travel harness

If you and your pooch spend a lot of time on the road, then a travel harness could be the perfect accessory to keep them extra safe (not to mention stop them from jumping around the car and distracting you while in motion!).

LED dog harness

Your pooch will be the envy of all their doggy pals in a fancy light-up harness.  The LED glow can not only help to protect them from the dangers of fast-moving traffic and other hazards, but also means dogs can be easily found when they’re out and about in the garden at night!

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A ‘cool bed’

Intense heat can make dogs unwell, and the last thing a dog owner wants is for their furry friend to be poorly. Luckily, a new type of dog bed means that there’s no need to keep your pooch cooped up during summer:

The ‘cool bed’ means they can nap in comfort in the shade. Incorporating materials like nylon, simply fill one of these beds with water and they’ll maintain their cool temperature for hours.

Thermal parrot perch

Thermal parrot perches can help to make exotic birds feel right at home, especially in cages located in rooms prone to the odd draft or cooled with air conditioning. One thing is for sure, this is one purchase your beautiful bird is unlikely to get cold feet about!

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