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Hi-tech gifts for pets

Tech | | December 11, 2012, 6:15 pm
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As with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

As with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

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A Sunbeam Holiday Dog Treat Maker, available at PetSmart stores.

A Sunbeam Holiday Dog Treat Maker, available at PetSmart stores.

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A PetHub dog tag. If your dog gets lost, anyone can scan this tag on a cell phone using a QR (quick response) 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.

A PetHub dog tag. If your dog gets lost, anyone can scan this tag on a cell phone using a QR (quick response) 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.

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A Pet-O-Meter Pet Pedometer 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.

A Pet-O-Meter Pet Pedometer 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.

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A Motion Activated Pet Bowl with a built-in sensor that detects when a pet is near and automatically slides the doors open so the pet can eat.

A Motion Activated Pet Bowl with a built-in sensor that detects when a pet is near and automatically slides the doors open so the pet can eat.

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A woman using a BISSELL Total Floors Pet Vacuum that features a crevice tool port to suction pet hair away from walls where it accumulates without reaching or bending.

A woman using a BISSELL Total Floors Pet Vacuum that features a crevice tool port to suction pet hair away from walls where it accumulates without reaching or bending.

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BISSELL SpotBot Pet - a hands-free, portable deep carpet shampooer that permanently removes pet stains. Pre-set cleaning cycles work on fresh or set-in stains.

BISSELL SpotBot Pet - a hands-free, portable deep carpet shampooer that permanently removes pet stains. Pre-set cleaning cycles work on fresh or set-in stains.