This photo provided by PetSmart shows Bentley being held by Santa Claus for a photo at the PetSmart Santa Claws photo event in Fort Worth, Texas. A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.
Bissell Total Floors Pet Vacuum
The Bissell Total Floors Pet Vacuum features a crevice tool port to suction pet hair away from walls where it accumulates without reaching or bending and uses Febreze filter for odors. The vacuum retails for $129.84 and is exclusive to Walmart.
Sunbeam Holiday Dog Treat Maker
The Sunbeam Holiday Dog Treat Maker is available at PetSmart Inc. stores for $29.99.
Motion Activated Pet Bowl
The Sharper Image sells a Motion Activated Pet Bowl (SIFB 501) with a built-in sensor that detects when a pet is near and automatically slides the doors open so the pet can eat. The doors close five seconds after the pet walks away. It retails for $29.99.
Pet-O-Meter Pet Pedometer
The Sharper Image sells a Pet-O-Meter Pet Pedometer (Pedometer SIE-401) made for working out with your pet. Shaped like a dog bone, the device has an LCD display that counts steps, calculates distance and tracks calories. It retails for $19.99.
PetHub dog tag
If your dog gets lost, anyone can scan this tag on a cellphone using a quick response, or QR, scanning app and immediately get access to the dog owner’s name, address, and phone number. Or if you don’t have a phone, you can call a 24/7 number and report the found dog. The tags are listed on Amazon.com for $8.16.
BISSELL SpotBot Pet
The Bissell SpotBot Pet is a hands-free, portable deep carpet shampooer that permanently removes pet stains. Pre-set cleaning cycles work on fresh or set-in stains. It retails for $149.99.