For many of us animal lovers, our pets form part of our family. In fact, you might actually even treat them as official members of yours.
Just like with our human family members, we also want to make sure that even our non-human loved ones are always safe and well.
However, dogs can be such secretive creatures that sometimes, it may be too late before you notice the signs that your canine companion has actually been feeling under the weather all along.
This is what happened to Susan Sierota, who lost her dog, Mulligan, to cancer.
“My last dog, Mulligan, was everything. He saw me through some really tough times. When I’d lost him, the fact that it was to cancer was hard enough. But when I found out that he had been suffering for months, and I didn’t know… I felt like I let him down,”
Not wanting any other pet parent to go through the same pain she did, she knew that there had to be a way for pet owners to be able to better understand their furry family members’ health.
That’s when Waggit was born.
The New Smart Collar That’s Waggit
A smart collar that electronically works with an app, Waggit takes away all the guesswork for you and helps you stay on top of your pooch’s health and well-being.
According to Susan, who is also the CEO and co-founder of Waggit,
“What we do have really proven to be a life-changer, as we learn each dog’s baselines and be alert to the things that can be an indicator of true pain and/or illness.”
More than just a dog-friendly version of Fitbit, Waggit tracks your dog’s vitals, such as heart rate, respiration rate, heart rate variability, and body temperature.
It also lets you know whether there have been any significant changes in their eating or drinking habits, as well as sleeping positions and patterns.
This puppy-wearable device keeps a record of your furry friend’s everyday routine, so the mobile app can easily alert you to situations when things seem amiss with their health.
The objective is to pick up early signs of disease that may be ailing your puppy so that neither you nor your pet will suffer.
“We want to be able to help pet parents know when something is wrong since dogs are so good at hiding pain,”
Susan explains in the podcast.
Waggit at Present
Now in their third generation of Waggit devices, Susan and her team are in the middle of the production of tiny Waggit collars that smaller pups and kittens can use.
This comes as good news since, so far, the batches of Waggit collars that Susan’s team had developed were meant to attach to any standard 1-inch to 1 ½-inch collar and fit dogs that weigh at least 20 pounds.
“It’s actually an attachment to your collar, which is great. It comes with the Waggit itself and then two attachers, as well as your charger and your cord, so it’s everything you need.”
In addition to its already-impressive array of features, Waggit can also help you locate your runaway pup if they ever go missing.
This is made possible by its built-in GPS feature that uses geo-fencing technology to send you notifications in case your pet breaks through the virtual boundaries that you have pre-set on the app.
Whether you are:
- A passionate pet parent (i.e., you treat your dogs as your babies and believe that all a pet needs is love),
- A playful pet parent (i.e., you view your dogs as your best friend and believe that a tired dog is a happy dog), or
- A practical pet parent (i.e., you consider your dog as part of your pack and believe that their behavior is a reflection of you
Waggit was designed to provide you not only with the insights that you need to know regarding all facets of your pet’s life, but also those that you personally want to know about.
This may include potentially life-saving tips that can help the entire pet ecosystem since the app has a report feature that pulls up all the information that a pet parent can use.
Its preventative and proactive approach has the potential to revolutionize the way that responsible pet parents can monitor their pets’ health and even have their pets live healthier lives.
This is just as well since Susan and her team believe that:
- Life is just better with animals;
- No one knows your dog like you do; and
- The right information at the right time has the power to change everything.
Learn more about Waggit!
Go to their website at www.waggit.dog.