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. This Dec. 1, 2012, 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.
Credit: Richard W. Rodriguez
This undated photo provided by PetSmart shows a Sunbeam Holiday Dog Treat Maker, available at PetSmart Inc. stores.
This undated photo provided by BISSELL shows 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.
This undated publicity photo provided by BISSELL shows a 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.
This photo provided by Sharper Image shows 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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This undated image provided by PetHub shows 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.
This June 25, 2012 photo provided by Sharper Image shows 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. The doors close five seconds after the pet walks away.