Featuring Calgary mobile veterinarian Dr. Wendy McClelland and co-host Greg Habstritt from Vets To Go. This episode originally aired January 19th, 2014 on News Talk 770 AM.
Here’s what we covered in this week’s show:
The buzzword in the electronics industry is “wearable technology”, and we’ve seen an explosion of devices you can wear that help track your activity and sleep levels, heart rates, how many steps you take each day, and almost everything else you can imagine.
Not surprisingly, pet trackers are all the rage too! Several products are on the marketing and soon launching that will allow you to track your’s activity, sleep patterns, and even vital signs like heart rate and breathing patterns. We talk about some of these interesting new gadgets and what value they might have for you and your pet.
In this episode, we also speak to Brie Ogle from Westjet to find out what you need to know if you’re thinking about taking your pet on a trip! What are the biggest mistakes people make when trying to fly with their furry friend, and some of the important policies you need to be aware of when travelling with pets.
All this, plus of course the regular “Ask The Vet” feature.
Resources Discussed And Special Guest(s) On This Show:
Brie Ogle from WestJet
Westjet Website: http://www.westjet.com
Here are some of the pet tracking devices that are out (or soon) on the market:
Whistle – http://www.whistle.com (this is the one that Greg is currently testing on his hounds)
FitBark – http://www.fitbark.com (taking pre-orders and planning to launch any time)
Pet Tracker – http://www.pettracker.com (GPS for your pet)
Voyce – http://www.mydogsvoyce.com (Complete collar, adds monitoring of vital signs – heart rate, respiration, calories consumed, etc. not taking orders yet)
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