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ANON1238434672667
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10/10/2014 | 1:45:26 PM
Re: Cool idea... we had 3 dogs at one time...2 of them were adventurers/runners.
How I would use Voyce... well sadly our Lab did get old and pass...  we had her since she was a pup the Black Lab... she did in her lifetime get some major surgeries... the first one when she was maybe 5yrs old she had developed a large growth..in her body... we did start noticing she would at times be uninterested and listless but other times acting like her normal playful self... and we were taking her to the vet every year for her shots and check ups...nobody noticed it till it grew so large was sticking out of her side... we got it xrayed...and saw how huge it was...we ended up getting it removed....major surgery for a large dog...she was a lab mix...they think with a Rott... so she was maybe 140lb at that time...not fat just tall and thick...they cut her entire side open...was scary....as I wasn't sure if I was giving her enough meds or too much...but we got past it and she completely healed and reagined her puppylike playfulness again.

 

Then at 8 she was running up the stairs while playing chase master...and got her leg stuck in the stairs railing and jerked herself free before we could get her unstuck...I actually heard the cracks....and fractured her hind leg in many pieces... the emergency vet we took her to tried to talk us into putting her down..because she's a big dog...she's older....she won't ever completely heal...will cost an arm and a leg to fix...will be lifetime of surgeries..etc.. etc.....but we told her no and found a surgeon that  was able to put an iron bar in there and get her bones to fuse and completely heal again..she regained her playful self...but that could've helped us monitor how she was doing...we both worked... she in the beginning had chewed thru her cast and somehow unscrewed the bar out of her leg... so if I had the Voyce...could've been monitoring and had come home to check on her if I saw her heart or anxiety rate had spiked...I work close to home....thankfully, we were able to get her past all that and healed properly...

Then she ended up passing when she was 13...but even then ... she passed while we were on vacation... at the time our adult son and his gf were staying here and watching the house and pets had said that she was eating and going out regularly and playing with them and the other 2 dogs the entire week and the day prior as well so was a sad shock to us all and broke my son's heart when he woke up and went to take the dogs out and feed them that they all came except Xena kept sleeping...he tried to wake her up and discovered she had passed in her sleep... now... if I had the Voyce... perhaps something could've caught our attention that she needed to get to the vet... I don't know...but she was a good long time part of our family...and  she was an integral part of our family and we did all we could to keep her healthy and safe ...so totally see the value in it for older dogs or dogs going thru some major stuff to get a pet monitor of some sort to help monitor what's going on with their health... 
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10/10/2014 | 1:03:04 PM
Re: Cool idea... we had 3 dogs at one time...2 of them were adventurers/runners.
@Anon123843...: I've never personally had dogs that liked to wander, though I can see why they would. We have a border terrier as well as the lab/pit mix who gets a starring role on the last slide of this show. :)

But the real wanderer in our pack is one of our 2 cats, and so I'd love to get Eyenimal to see the world through her eyes.

I get the value in the health and wellness monitors, especially for older dogs, though I do think if you've had dogs long enough you know how to read their body language well enough to know when something's wrong. So I'm a bit on the fence about those.

how do you think you'd use something like Voyce?
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10/10/2014 | 12:57:47 PM
Re: Wearable for doggie bladders?
@Shane: I think you need to get a kickstarter going for that bladder monitor idea. Imagine how much greif it would save for those who are housetraining a new puppy?

Dog behaviorists might disagree, but I've known some dogs to engage in what I call the "spite pee."

A friend had a feisty Jack Russell and if he was left alone in the apartment for too long, he would hold his water. Until my friend came home, at which point the Jack Russell would jump up on the couch and let it all out.

Man's best friend, indeed.
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10/10/2014 | 12:04:16 PM
Cool idea... we had 3 dogs at one time...2 of them were adventurers/runners.
The Tagg would have been very helpful...while they always come back home..but we'd search frantically, because one was an overly friendly big black lab that some folks thought was intimidating because she loved people..didn't want her being shot.....the other one was a little Cairn and he thought he was invinceable...totally fearless of cars...didn't want him getting run over. :-(  This would've helped ease our minds and helped us locate them...

 

When we pull the trigger and get another pet would definitely consider the Tagg product...however would definitely consider the Voyce if the pet was older or sickly to help stay on top of any health issues. .
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10/10/2014 | 11:54:20 AM
Wearable for doggie bladders?
Little bit here for every type of dog. I'd go for FitBark or Voyce for health and fitness since my dog's a beagle -- they have insatiable appetites and tend to put on weight as they age.

But what I really need is a wearable that monitors my dog's bladder. She's house-broken but isn't above peeing in the house from time to time.
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