The final countdown to Christmas has officially begun. And if you’re still looking for the “pawfect” holiday gift for the pet lover in your life, I can help!
Recently, I “unboxed” some incredible pet-centric items LIVE on Periscope. Check them out below, along with a recording of the unboxing and my review. There’s a little something for everyone – whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or a gift that’ll totally knock their socks off.
SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder
Great for: Pets who are tired of having their food stolen or for pets on prescription diets
$149.99 from SureFlap.com
If you have multiple pets like I do, you know how difficult it can be to keep one from stealing the other’s food. This can be especially frustrating if you’re trying to help a certain pet gain or lose weight.
Enter the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder! This high-tech pet bowl works by reading your pet’s microchip OR the chip embedded in the supplied collar tag (additional collar tags are available). When the registered pet(s) approaches the bowl…PRESTO! The lid opens! Then closes when an “authorized” pet moves away. But it stays firmly closed for any unauthorized eaters.
How cool is that!? VERY cool! Just watch my video below to see it in action.
There are so many different ways to put this feeder to use. Cats that like to graze throughout the day will no longer have their food stolen. Medical conditions can be properly managed because prescription food can’t be accessed by other pets in the home. And the amount of food that overweight pets have access to can be more carefully controlled. In fact, many of the company’s customers have reported that their pets are now healthier weights.
The feeder can be used with wet or dry food, and the lid helps keep it fresher, longer. In addition to one collar tag, the feeder also comes with one grey single bowl, one grey split bowl and one grey mat. Additional bowls and mats are sold separately and come in blue, green and pink.
BISSELL SmartClean Robotic Vacuum
Great for: Any home with furry pets
$249.99 on sale (regularly $299) from Bissell.com
When you have pets, it can seem like vacuuming is a never-ending chore. But with the BISSELL SmartClean Robotic Vacuum, this is one task that becomes a thing of the past. All they’ll have to do is set the vacuum to come on while they’re away and when they return – clean, pet hair-free floors!
The unique design easily recognizes and adapts to multiple floor types including low-pile carpet, hard floors, tile and laminates. And it even returns to its docking station when cleaning is done or it needs recharging.
Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine Genetic Test
Great for: Curious dog moms and dads
$85.99 from WisdomPanel.com
Do you know someone who shares their heart and home with a mutt? As the proud mom of a mutt, I can say with certainty that they’re the best! But it’s always fun to find out exactly what makes up your one-of-a-kind pooch. Plus, it’s nice to know from a health perspective, in case your dog’s ancestors were a breed that’s prone to certain medical issues.
That’s where Wisdom Panel Doggie DNA Test comes in. It covers more than 250 breeds, types and varieties including almost all those recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
We are anxiously awaiting the ancestry results for my sister’s family’s new puppy, Cola! Watch us take his DNA cheek sample in the video below shot on Thanksgiving Day.
PetHub Digital ID Tags
Great for: Protective pet parents
$9.95 – $22.95 from PetHub.com
Most pet parents worry about their dog or cat accidentally escaping the yard or house and getting lost. So give them a gift that will give them peace of mind! This high-tech, user-friendly pet tag ensures that anyone with a phone (smart or old school) can help get the pet home. They can either scan a QR code, type in the tag’s web address, tap the tag with a newer smartphone or call PetHub’s 24-hour “Found Pet Hotline.”
Basic service is always free and includes the Found Pet Hotline, but premium subscription services are also available. The tags come in a variety of sizes, colors and designs for both dogs and cats. So it’s easy to find one that suits any purr-sonality!