Top Items to Make Being a Pet Owner 100% Easier
However, it’s also not the easiest at times. Sometimes, it’s tough to complete even simple tasks, like feeding time, in a clean and efficient manner. Or, it’s hard to find the money to pay for more costly things like vet bills.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of 4 items that make being a pet owner substantially easier. Read on to see which ones you can take advantage of today.
1. Automated Pet Feeder
When your dog is behaving feeding time can be great; but, when they’re not it can be a downright chore. That’s not to mention also having to deal with proper portion control. So why not eliminate the not-so-great feeding time experiences by automating the process?
The PortionPro Rx is an automated pet feeder for both cats and dogs that takes the hard work out of feeding your beloved pet. It prevents food stealing with built-in RFID technology, along with a range of other nifty features such as the ability to control portions and several safety features to ensure no harm comes to your pet. The PortonPro Rx is so effective that it’s recommended by top veterinarian leaders like Ernie Ward and Robin Downing. If you’re tired of mealtimes being a chore, this item is one you should put on your to-buy list, stat!
2. Pet Feeding Mat
While we’re on the topic of feeding time, this list wouldn't be complete without mentioning one of the handiest food-related items, a dog feeding mat. Why? Well, as you’re well aware, pets can be quite messy when they’re eating, what with all of the crumbs and slobber. But with a durable feeding mat in place, any messes are exponentially easier to deal with.
All you have to do is place their bowl (or their PortionPro Rx!) on the mat and voila - you’ve made your job as a pet owner instantly simpler. The feeding mat will catch all manner of messes, and protect your carpet or floor from any damage. Look for waterproof mats, and be sure to purchase one that offers enough space to fit your pet’s food bowl or feeder and then some.
3. A GPS Tracker Collar
We all know the stress of trying to find a pet with a mind of their own. We might turn our head for a second, and they’ve already jetted off to the next block! This is precisely the reason why a collar with a GPS tracking sensor is a seriously good investment.
Not only can they substantially reduce the worry of trying to find your pet after they’ve run off. They also save your time as well. GPS tracker collars have become trendy in recent years, so there are now many options to choose from. Either shop online or head to your local pet shop to see what’s on offered. You may be surprised by just how many options are available, with many assortments of colors, features, and price ranges to choose from.
4. Pet Insurance
While this isn’t an item per se, pet insurance is one purchase that is sure to make your life easier. After all, when our pet is sick or injured, who wants to be thinking about all of the associated costs? If you’ve ever had to take your pet on an emergency visit to the vet, you’ll know it’s anything but cheap. Moreover, it can be an incredibly emotional time filled with worry and stress.
That’s why it’s far easier to pay for monthly pet insurance than to deal with paying an astronomically expensive bill for every visit to the vet. This is especially true of major operations, which can rack thousands of dollars in vet bills. While this tip will require you to “spend some money to save some money,” it’s well worth looking into - particularly if your pet has a health condition or is on their later years of life.
About the Author
Rebecca Desfosse is a frequent contributor to Pet Life Today. She’s a freelance writer who has been writing about pets and pet care topics since 2011. She has contributed to publications such as PetMD, Petcentric, Care.com and more. Rebecca, her husband and two boys live at the beautiful Jersey Shore. They are the pet parents and best pals to two Shiba Inu dogs and two rambunctious cats. She is passionate about sharing creative and unique ways pet parents can enrich the lives of their pets.