The pet technology business is evolving, creating new opportunities for professionals in the pet care industry. We’re not just talking about glow-in-the-dark toys or state-of-the-art feeding tools. Today’s technology is becoming increasingly special, bringing pets and their owners closer together.
Pet technology has also allowed owners to interact with their pets while going about their daily routines. When pet parents need to focus on something else, pets are frequently yearning for engagement.
Here are some examples:
It’s evident that technology has improved surgical success rates — and surgical levels — for humans, but have you considered how this has impacted our pets? Horses, for example, have a higher survival rate while undergoing surgery thanks to improved equipment and scanning gadgets.
Aside from surgery, though, certain animals benefit from wearable equipment that monitors their health. They’ve been branded “Fitbit for dogs,” and they help to collect big data on our pets’ movement and oxygen levels. As a result, veterinarians are more likely to diagnose an issue since they have more information to work with.
Of course, technology is constantly changing the world as we know it, and it is no exception when it comes to improving the lives of our beloved pets of all kinds. The advancements stated above are merely the tip of the iceberg in the ever-expanding field of pet care, and it will be fascinating to see how things progress in the future.
Even if the owner isn’t at home, our pets require ‘play time’ just as much as we do for companionship. A bored pet is more than likely to be destructive.
There are a variety of different toys that connect to your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. Allowing you to monitor your pet’s activities while also dispensing rewards to keep your adoring pet happy.
More than one in ten of us will suffer from a debilitating anxiety illness at some point in our lives. But did you realize that our pets can suffer as well? Installing a two-way camera in your house can help to alleviate your pet’s anxiety. If you leave your house for significant periods of time during the day, these systems can provide comfort for your pets when they feel separated from you. It can also assist you in keeping a check on your dogs if they are left alone at home. According to a study, video engagement can benefit younger dogs who respond to high-pitched noises in particular, while older dogs can recognize faces even if the screen is relatively static.
Some kennels now give round-the-clock coverage of their facilities, allowing you to sign in and watch what your pet is up to at any time if you leave them in their care. This can help you relax because you’ll know they’re being adequately cared for and have settled in properly.
Mobile phones and their location trackers can often be used to follow members of the public – apps like Snapchat now have location services enabled! A microchip implanted in an animal function similarly. When a missing pet, particularly a cat or dog, is discovered, one of the first things a veterinarian or animal shelter will do is check to see if it is chipped. The microchipping procedure, which became mandatory for dogs in 2016, takes only a few minutes but can last a lifetime, making it much easier for owners to find their lost pets.
Pet owners nowadays are more tech-savvy than ever before. And, based on recent trends, they appear to be on the hunt for new technologies that will allow them to stay more connected to their dogs while also ensuring their health and safety.