We all buy gadgets in the hope that it will make our lives a little bit easier. We therefore love the wide range of microchip accessories that are available for pets, which can help us to feed, water and exercise our feline friends without too much effort on our part.

Do these gadgets really work? And do they save us as much time and effort as we imagine? We take a closer look at two microchip products from the company SureFlap, to see if pet care has genuinely moved forward in terms of technology.

It is important to give your pet the freedom to roam outside and to come indoors when it suits them, but we also want to make sure that they are safe, protected and inside the home at particular times of the day or night. This is where the SureFlap Pet Door Connect Bundle can become the perfect investment.

One of the main selling points of this package is that you can lock or unlock the pet flap remotely, using the Sure Petcare app which you will install on your phone. For example, you will receive a notification when your cat enters the home, allowing you to lock the flap and prevent them from leaving again. This is fantastic if you are running late or plan to be away for the entire night. You can then let them out again in the morning with the simple click of a button from wherever you are.

This great system will read your pets existing microchip, allowing the pet door to open only for them. This will then prevent other animals from entering your home, which is often the main reason why we keep doors closed when we are not in the room. This will prove especially useful in the summer months, when pets want to be outside more, but we don’t want to be constantly watching the door to check that uninvited guests do not enter the home.

Here are more of the key advantages of installing the Microchip Pet Door Connect.

  • Sets the door to lock or unlock at certain times
  • Track long-term activity to spot changes in behaviour
  • Share the app with other people and manage their permissions
  • Designed for large cats and small dogs
  • Up to 6 months battery life
  • Can be used without the hub if you don’t wish to use the app system
  • The hub can be used with up to 10 devices

If you have more than one pet then you may find that mealtimes can be a little bit hectic, with some animals who eat slowly and some who will try to eat from other bowls as well as their own. The SureFlap SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder can help to avoid these issues, with a revolutionary system that you will control.

Simply programme each pet’s microchip into their feeder and the lid will open only for them. This will also help any pets who are on a diet, as they will only be able to access food that you have prepared for them.

Here are some more reasons why the Microchip Pet Feeder is a great purchase.

  • Compatible with all identification microchips
  • Works with the included SureFlap RFID collar tag
  • 3 Year warranty
  • 6 Months battery life
  • Can store up to 32 pet identities in the memory
  • The feeder can hold 400ml or 2 pouches of wet food

These microchip activated products certainly go a long way to improving the control we have over our pets, without being overly strict or taking away their freedom. In an age where the world is moving faster, we can dictate when our pets enter or leave the home, even if we are not there ourselves. At a time when we are more aware of health related problems that can be caused by food, we are also able to control what our pets eat and how much, without needing to stand over them. We can simply let them graze throughout the day from their own personalised feeder, ensuring that they eat their own food and no-one else's.

Technology has definitely won us over this time around!

Click here to browse our full range of Sureflap Microchip accessories.

Post By Kimberley Roderick