Creative Ways to Integrate Your Smart Dog Water Bowl with Amazon Alexa

by Jean-luc poochcard
4 minutes read

Introduction

Smart home technology is not just for humans anymore; it’s also improving our pets’ lives. We just had a lot of fun speculating about the future of canine smart hydration tech, but one of the most exciting and future-forward developments is already happening: the integration of smart dog water bowls with Amazon Alexa. This article will explore creative ways to make this technology work for you and your furry friend.

Why Integrate with Amazon Alexa?

Amazon Alexa offers voice-controlled convenience that can be a game-changer for pet care. By integrating your smart dog water bowl with Alexa, you can manage your pet’s hydration needs without lifting a finger. You could be upstairs and ask your Echo Dot how much water was left in Griswald’s bowl, if Alexa replied that it was low you could then simply ask her to dispense 250 ml of cool, crisp water.

How The Integration Has Helped Me Focus On Writing

I’ve always been a fan of smart home gadgets. When I found out I could integrate my dog Max’s water bowl with Alexa, it was like hitting the jackpot. Now, I can ask Alexa to check the water level or even dispense water, all while I’m busy writing my next blog post. This isn’t to say that I want a robot to raise and care for my sweet Max. Rather, integrating your smart dog tech with your smart home can free up focus and creativity in some use cases.

Existing Smart Bowl Integrations:

Kalado Feeder

This smart feeder can be integrated with Alexa through the Smart Life App. You can use voice commands to feed your dog and even schedule feeding times.

Future doggie looking at Echo Version 25.22
A world inside a water bowl inside Alexa? I’ll believe it when I see it.

Felix & Fido Drinksmart Pet Water Fountain

This smart water fountain can be controlled via an app and is Alexa-compatible. Its unique design keeps the water stream clean and fresh. Learn more on Amazon.

PetSafe Smart Feed

This electronic pet feeder holds 24 cups of dry or semi-moist dog food and can be controlled via Alexa. It even has Amazon Dash Replenishment and can order food when running low.

Creative Integrations

Voice-Activated Water Dispensing

Imagine saying, “Alexa, fill Max’s water bowl,” and the smart water bowl immediately dispenses fresh, filtered water.

Scheduled Hydration

You can set up routines in the Alexa app to dispense water at specific times, ensuring your dog stays hydrated throughout the day.

Real-Time Monitoring

Ask Alexa for real-time updates on your dog’s water consumption. For example, “Alexa, how much water has Max drunk today?”

Screen shot of alexa and smart water bowl routine
Here’s an example of an Alexa home routine from Smart Enlight

Max’s Custom Watering Routine

I set up a routine where Alexa dispenses water into Max’s bowl every two hours. It’s a lifesaver, especially when I’m engrossed in grooming a client’s dog and lose track of time.

Conclusion

Integrating your smart dog water bowl with Amazon Alexa opens up a world of convenience and ensures that your pet stays hydrated. From voice-activated water dispensing to real-time monitoring, the possibilities are endless. So why not take the plunge and make your pet’s hydration as smart as the rest of your home?

Since integrating Max’s water bowl with Alexa, I’ve noticed he’s more hydrated and energetic. It’s like having a personal pet assistant; I couldn’t be happier with this tech-savvy solution.

I was afraid it’d be too technically demanding for a luddite like me, but it turned out that (with a little help from my nephew) I could figure out most of the integrations easily. If you think you’re not technically inclined enough to get some of this tech working for you and your dog, please don’t let that dissuade you from trying! The apps are great, but what’s even better is the community around them. If you’re willing to post questions and receive constructive feedback, thousands of people out there would love to help you through it!

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