Recent tech goals to enhance pet health, livelihood

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JACKSON, Tenn. — The pet industry is booming as more people consider their furry companions as a part of their family.

Experts say technology is fueling the trend as recent gadgets and devices aim to enhance pets’ health and wellness and make life more convenient for pet parents.

We spoke with expert Christine Johnson live from SuperZoo in Las Vegas, the most important pet retail event within the U.S., who demonstrated a number of the latest products.

“So certainly one of the trends that we’re seeing on the show this yr is advancements in pet wellness, we really need our pets to be blissful and healthy, so we’re seeing quite a lot of advancements in treats and pet supplements,” Johnson said.

Johnson showed off items similar to a wearable tracker for dogs that alerts you to health issues, and recent litter boxes and feeding bowls that use automated systems.

She also demonstrated the PupPod, an interactive smart toy that self-dispenses treats to your dog as they learn recent tricks and commands.

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