How multiple connected pet products can provide greater health insights
22nd July 2019
Our existing connected products form the start of a connected product ecosystem that is a suite of products that are designed to give owners a more complete picture of their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.
The SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect, the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door Connect and the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect all link to the Sure Petcare app via a Hub. Up to ten devices can be connected to one Hub, so that the data from different products can be viewed all in one place.
Our connected doors tell an owner when their pet enters or leaves the house through the door and sends a notification each time they use it, while the Microchip Pet Feeder Connect gives an insight into a pet’s feeding behaviour, sending notifications each time the animal eats from the bowl. Daily reports are stored within the Sure Petcare app so that the owner can start to learn patterns of behaviour, allowing them to notice changes which could be an indication of illness.
If a pet owner has a connected door and a connected feeder, then they could notice a correlation between their pet’s activity and feeding. For example, if an owner discovers their cat is eating less than usual, and going outside more often than usual, this could mean that they have a urinary infection which is putting them off their food and making them go to the toilet more often. Having multiple data points like this gives an owner a greater understanding of any issues that might be affecting their pet.
Animo is another Sure Petcare connected product that can give dog owners an insight into their pet’s health and wellbeing. This product is Bluetooth enabled and uses the Sure Petcare Animo app to report on a dog’s daily activity, calorie burn, sleep quality and any increases in barking, scratching or shaking. If you have a small dog, you can use the Microchip Pet Feeder Connect to monitor their feeding. This could help you to notice links between your dog’s feeding and activity or behaviour. For example, if your dog starts to eat less and has become less active, this could mean that your dog has developed an illness that is putting them off their food and making them feel lethargic. Being able to monitor as many different aspects of your dog’s health can give you a better chance of pinpointing any health concerns.
Historical data is stored in graphs within the app, which makes it easy for owners to show any changes in behaviour to their vet, making it easier to aid diagnosis.