Pet owners can now choose from an array of apps and gadgets including doggy Fitbits, meal-tracking and training apps, and scheduling tools to care for critters.
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Who could resist a fitness tracker designed for pets?
The Whistle Activity Monitor -- available online and at stores including Petsmart and Brookstone -- retails for $129.99 and includes an app for tracking, monitoring, and analyzing your pet's activities. The waterproof device, which clips to a collar, uses WiFi and Bluetooth and includes a 10-day rechargeable battery. Owners can remotely track their dogs' activity and rest, which could be useful when the owner is at work or while their pooch is under the care of a dog-walker or kennel.
If your dog or cat disappears, fear not if his collar is equipped with Tagg (or a similar) pet-tracking system and complementary app for iOS and Android.
Tagg, which is designed for wearing day and night, includes an activity monitor and location tracking feature, turning the pet's collar into a GPS device. The $99.95 system includes one tracker, docking station, collar clip assembly, and power system, and two months of service. Family plans for up to nine pets are available.
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