Nothing has changed with dogs, but our pampering has gone digital. Take a look back at when you get your first mobile phone. What about your email address? These everyday entities look very natural in our lives but try to think again ten or even twenty years when these “supplies” were brand new, foreign, and sometimes excessive. Now think about our dogs. Many years ago our dogs were as simple as apple pie. Nothing has changed with dogs, but the way we pampering them has gone digital. Let's take a moment to take a look at some of the digital innovations made in the dog world, innovations that ten years ago we could have never imagined.
Dog Microchips & Dog GPS
Microchips may look like a futuristic concept, but they have become more and more popular, and in some cases, they are required in dogs. Although it may seem like a painful process it requires no antiseptic, it feels like any standard vaccination and the microchip itself is no bigger than a grain of rice.
Once a dog is tagged, if they are lost and found elsewhere, once scanned, your dog immediately comes up a national database, no matter how long (or far) they have traveled. Dog alerts are sent which ultimately saves costs on shelters, shelters that need all the space that can be obtained for needy and abandoned animals. If you are curious about microchipping your dog, consult your veterinarian for more information.
Animal Surveillance: Pet Cams
Some people use small video remote cameras to monitor a nanny or a million dollars palaces, but what about watching a dog? It seems that in this digital age, a new trend in dog monitoring is blossoming and dog owners are taking advantage of it quickly, comfortably knowing they can check up on their dog when they are away. The Vue personal video network allows you to easily and remotely view your dogs from any PC or iPhone. The system consists of a network of small battery-powered wireless cameras that can be placed anywhere without any software to download installation is easy.