Pets are more than just companions; they are part of the family. They bring incomparable happiness and give unconditional love to their people. They etch a permanent place in their humans’ hearts. Knowing how precious pets are, owners go to great lengths to make sure their fur family is happy, healthy, and safe.
Pets are prone to getting into trouble, given how carefree and curious they are. As such, it’s always best to prepare for accidents and unforeseen circumstances. Fortunately, modern technology has come up with smart inventions to help pet owners take care of their fur babies. These inventions come in the form of wearable gadgets for pets.
If you’re not yet convinced, here are three compelling reasons you need to invest in wearable pet gadgets.
Monitor Your Pet’s Health
As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to make your beloved fur family is eating right and getting enough exercise. Your pet needs both to stay healthy, but it’s not always possible to keep track of your pet’s activities at all times. You also have to go to work or school and deal with other aspects of your life.
Fortunately, there are monitoring devices that keep track of your pet’s activity levels. These activity monitors work they way fitness trackers do for humans. They monitor how much exercise your pet is getting, how much sleep they’re getting, the calories they burned, and the distance they traveled. The device also connects to an app in your smartphone.
A pet activity monitor is a helpful partner to ensure that your fur baby is living a healthy, active life.
Keep Track of Your Pet’s Location
Most animals, especially dogs and cats, are very curious and explorative. These qualities can cause them to wander off and get lost. Some of them are found years after, but many are lost forever.
Don’t wait for something to happen to your pet. Equip them with a GPS tracker to keep track of their location at all times. Pet GPS trackers are small and can be attached to their collar or harness. They can connect to your smartphone using an app.
Some GPS trackers also have special features, like a device that lets you talk to your pet from afar or send beeps to notify them to return home.
Protect Your Pet from Danger
Your pets can get into all kinds of troubles when you’re not looking (and even at times when you’re looking). Most of the time, an incident will only lead to a small trouble, possibly with minor injuries that a little patch-up job can fix.
However, there may be come a time when a troublesome situation will end up with serious consequences. You don’t want that to happen.
Don’t be caught off guard when your pet gets in trouble. Protect your pet from danger by outfitting them with safety wearable tech, such as a light-up collar, a microchip, and a GPS tracker. In case your pet gets lost or encounters an accident, it will be easier for you to locate them or for other people to contact you.
Understand Your Pet Better
Experts in the pet-tech industry are currently developing devices to help humans understand their pets better. In 2002, a Japanese toy company released a dog-to-human translator called BowLingual.
The device works by categorizing dog barks into six standardized emotions. Although the company says that the product can only be used for entertainment purposes and does not guarantee 100 percent accuracy, it’s a good start for wearable tech that attempts to break the barriers of communication between humans and their pets.
Other pet tech companies are also developing pet-emotion sensors and translators, and in a few years, these amazing wearables may be able to break into the market.
Pets are the joy of their owner’s heart. That is why fur parents do everything they can to protect them and shower them with care and affection. Investing in wearable pet tech is just another way of showing your pet how much you love them.
Of course, you can’t just rely on these devices to keep your pet safe. You still have to be careful with what they eat, where they go, and how much activity and rest they are having. After all, it’s a pet parent’s job to look after their pet babies.