Nowadays, technology is everywhere. Our phones can tell us how many steps we take every day, how long it will take us to drive home, and even where our best friend is at any given moment. We are used to technology in our pockets, on our wrists, in our homes, and even in our cars, but what about around our pet’s necks? Smart collars for dogs are quickly becoming a mainstream staple in responsible pet ownership, and pet parents might be shocked to find out how much a smart collar can offer.
Smart Collars Can Measure a Pet’s Activity
Several brands have developed versions of a wireless sensor that clips seamlessly to a dog’s collar and collects information about how and when your pet gets active. While these devices do not track exact steps taken or calories burned like some human devices, they do provide pet parents with a direct-to-smartphone way to track their dog’s activity levels on a daily basis. This can help ensure pets get the proper amount of exercise at every stage of life.
Smart Collars Can Track a Pet’s Location
Pet tracking devices have long since been a staple in the lives of pet parents everywhere. Devices such as tags, microchips, and tattoos have been used as a safeguard against lost or missing pets for years, and yet pet parents still worry over being separated from their furry friends. Fortunately, smart collars might have an answer to this problem. New technology allows a small, wireless, amazingly advanced GPS to attach directly to a dog’s collar and project real-time location data to a pet parent’s cell phone. In addition to keeping tabs on a furry friend, this technology provides a wonderful platform for locating lost pets and reuniting them with their families.
Smart Collars Can Record an Animal’s Adventures
Have you ever wondered exactly what your cat does all day? Well, now you can find out. Several companies have developed small, wireless cameras that attach directly to an animal’s collar to record daily adventures. The video can be streamed live on a variety of devices, which allows pet parents to check in with fluffy whenever they please.
Smart Collars Can Track a Pet’s Health
Like human activity trackers currently on the market, there are several smart collar devices on the market that can track a pet’s heart rate, temperature, respiration rate, and activity level throughout the day. Ideal for pet parents who have a sick or aging animal, this technology allows you to stay on top of your pet’s changing health status in order to provide the best possible care at all times.
Smart Collars Can Help Your Dog Self-Entertain
As part of the smart collar revolution, a variety of fun new devices can provide the perfect way for dogs to stay busy when their pet parents are away at work. One such device allows dogs to play fetch with it. This device automatically launches small balls for dogs to catch and retrieve, which is a wonderful way for them to stay active and entertained even when they are home alone.
Technology is has moved in leaps and bounds in recent years, and it is only logical that it would eventually reach the necks of our pets. Smart collars offer many exciting features that can help pet parents track activity, record video, locate lost pets, and even ensure a fun time for Fido when nobody is around. In addition to providing for safety and increased health, these advancements do great things for improving the quality of life for our furry friends.
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