You love your dog very much and you know that the feeling is mutual, even if your favorite pet cannot say it out loud. As they are unable to speak, it would be hard for you to tell if your dog has any kind of problem, especially if they are not close to you.
Fortunately, a solution is at hand – wearables with GPS. These will keep track of dogs which like to wander around. Moreover, other companies have developed collars that take its temperature, monitor its respiration and pulse and tell you if the dog is in pain.
Any irregularities will be signaled to you via a text message, a phone call or an e-mail if you choose PetPace’s collar . However, if don’t want this, you can also go for Voyce, which was made by I4C Innovations Inc., from Chantilly, Virginia.
This collar does basically the same but there is also a Voyce Pro version of it, which helps vets deal with pets that have been very ill or have undergone surgery. Both products are designed for pets that weigh over 8 pounds and allow users to monitor their recovery process or illness.
There are many people who have been using PetPace’s collar for a long time now. The product was released three years ago and since then, thousands of pets have benefitted from it. PetPace collars cost $150 each and can be purchased on petpace.com. An additional fee of $ 15 a month also needs to be paid.
Voyce is a much newer product, as it was only released a few months ago and its professional version was issued in July.
It was reported that about 100 hospitals have so far registered to use the latest version of Voyce, according to the director of product management at I4C Innovations, Emily Hartman. Voyce collars cost $ 200 and an additional $ 9.95 a month.
Even if these collars are very reliable, the owner needs to make sure batteries are changed on a regular basis. They usually last up to eight weeks if they are not required to measure and deliver too much data.
In order to make sure the battery power stays intact for a longer time, PetPace did not insert GPS on its collar.
Image Source: pawfi