TRENDS: 5 Cool Pet Gadgets for Clever Creatures

The days of picking up dog poop with your hands (not your bare hands, obviously) and throwing a tennis ball for a game of fetch are GONE. OK, maybe not gone, but there are a whole host of fangled gadgets out there changing the way we interact with our pets. StyleTails rounds up 5 weird and wonderful gizmos.


1. The Big Brother – LiveCam from Devolo 

Launched this week, the LiveCam from Devolo allows you to keep an eye on your pet via live internet streaming to your iphone, tablet or laptop. Set it up at home and watch as your pet goes about it’s busy day of eating, sleeping and eating and then sleeping. Just imagine the hours you could waste at work.

The LiveCam from Devolo is £89.99,

2. The Pimped Up Pooper Scooper – Dooup

The time has finally come to broach the topic of poop. We’ve avoided it for as long as possible, but the Dooup is so clever we thought we’d break the poop silence. Poop management is probably the least enjoyable part of owning a pet, but it’s a smelly old fact of life. Developed here in the UK, the Dooup makes the job a little more glamorous by not only scooping said poop, but sealing inside in a biodegradable bag and then spraying the ground underneath with sanitising fluid that is kind to the garden. Poop perfection (or something like that?)

The Dooup Starter Pack is £49.95 and includes sanitising fluid and 20 biodegradable, available at

3. The Groomer – Dyson Groom Tool 

Designed by the clever cookies at Dyson, this dog groomer is rather revolutionary. The problem with most groomers is the almighty mess they create. Attach the Dyson groom tool to your vaccuum and remove shedding fur directly from your hairy hound. No cleaning brushes, and no hair up your schnoz. Simples.

The Dyson Dog Groom Tool is £40 from



4. The Relaxed Cat – Catit Senses Massage Centre

It’s a tough life for cats, what with all the eating, sleeping and lounging about. When it all gets too much, cats can take some time to relax with the Catit Senses Massage Centre. Yes, you head right. This gizmo is nothing short of a day spa for your moggy, complete with a acu-pressure mat, ripple massagers, body-stroke groomers and a gum-stimulator. Switch it on and watch the day’s stresses melt away.

The Catit Senses Massage Centre is £8.99 from

5. The Food Game – Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder

For dogs with less than perfect table manners, the Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder slows down your dog’s meal time, whilst also providing a nice little dose of mental stimulation. Hide biscuits and treats inside and clever canines have to slide open the compartments of the feeder to get their grub.

The Aikiou Interactive Dog Feeder is £15 from

Have you seen any super smart pet gadgets?

Tell us about them……


Sara is the Founder & Editor of StyleTails. A writer, design-lover and long-time animal-hugger, Sara launched StyleTails in 2012 to inspire people live a more beautiful life with their four-legged friends. Along with her canine sidekick George, a rescue Yorkie with a big attitude, Sara regularly commentates on luxury pet product and lifestyle trends and has been featured in Elle Decoration, BBC Radio, and is also an expert contributor to WGSN, the leading design trend forecaster.

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