All you have to do is speak into your smartphone and your pet hears your reassuring voice. It’s one way the multibillion-dollar pet industry helps pet owners have a high-quality relationship with their beloved furry friends. Americans spent more than $60 billion on pets in 2015, which is a new record. Spending in the pet industry rose nearly 4 percent from 2014, and experts estimate another record of, this time of $62.75 billion, for spending on pet in 2016. The highest category of spending is food, of course, followed by veterinary care and supplies.
It’s the supplies category into which tech fits. The category includes toys, food bowls, leashes and beds. The largest-growing segment of the pet industry involves other services, and those services include dog walking, grooming and pet-sitting services. Instead of hiring a pet sitter, you can use technology to communicate with your pet.
There are tons of tech options that help owners manage their pets and communicate with their pets, but what would happen if your pets turn the tables and try to use your tech against you? If your dog or cat could send you text messages, what do you think your pet might say? What would Fluffy do?
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