It’s time to really consider New Year’s resolutions. Your pet may even have some. Here’s a couple of gadgets that might help them reach their (maybe yours too) goal. Following is a list of some resolutions that your pet might want you to make and keep.
Max resolves to lead a healthier life.
Max needs to take a look at Voyce, a wearable technology health and wellness experience for dogs and their pet parents from i4C Innovations Inc. It was developed in collaboration with biomedical engineers, dog experts and Cornell University, one of the top veterinary institutions as the first comprehensive dog health and wellness monitoring and management system. The Voyce band is attractive, lightweight, and worn comfortably around a dog’s neck like a collar. There is no skin contact or prongs just a non-invasive, radio frequency-based technology to monitor key wellness indicators including resting heart and respiratory rates, sleep, rest, activity, calories burned and more. The dust-proof, waterproof band is completely sealed and uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that lasts up to 7 days. The second part is the portal. Pet parents log into the Member Portal and complete a personal profile of their dog at mydogsvoyce.com. The band collects key wellness indicators and syncs wirelessly with the Voyce Member Portal, which displays trending information in an easy-to-understand format. There is also a searchable library for different topics and symptom checker, a reminder for appointments and a tracker on progress made.
A limited number of customers who submit their pre-order by December 31st, will receive their Voyce band in February 2015. Those who want to be “the first” to experience Voyce with their dogs and be eligible for private pre-order, must register at www.MyDogsVoyce.com. It retails at $299 plus a monthly membership subscription of $9.95 per month.
Bella resolves to be more social.
If Bella has her smartphone available she can download an app. Dogalize is the first social network entirely dedicated to dogs. It is the start-up of the Milanese company Business Competence. Dogalize offers services for dog owners; it’s a social network where users can share their experiences, an online team of vets and professional educators is on hand to answer questions from users, and there’s even a geolocation system and maps to help users find dog-friendly restaurants and hotels, shops, breeding farms, guest houses for dogs and more. It is catching on in Europe. In England following a review by The Guardian, Dogalize was awarded Best Mobile App in Britain at the Lovie Awards, numerous other awards from the Interactive Media Association (BIMA) and,recently, an invitation to the Dublin Web Summit as an Alpha Start Up. That should make Bella more confident.
These New Years Resolutions come from Pet Paradise Resort, a Jacksonville, FL based pet boarding company that just may make your dog happy.
1. I promise never to leave you alone overnight.
2. I will not rush you to do your duty. No one puts a timer on me.
3. I won’t yell when you hide under the bed because you know we’re going to the vet.
4. I promise to give you more “sniffing time” with that beautiful Lab down the block.
5. Yes, you can get into bed with me. Just give me a little more room.
6. I will never again complain about hair on the sofa, pillows or my only Chanel suit.
7. I will not put you out because your wet nose scores a bullseye on our guest’s silk dress.
8. We’ll play more fetch the ball. Just give me more time; I get winded quickly.
9. At dinner parties, I will never again falsely accuse you of producing strange odors.
10. I will continue to sneak dinner table goodies to you – just keep it quiet.
11. I will lose five pounds if you will. Okay, three pounds.
12. I never say it enough. I love you unconditionally, something I learned from you.