FitBark: Activity Monitor For Your 4-Legged Friend!
byTasha-BBY08-28-201612:00 AM - edited 08-31-201610:50 AM
I’m an absolute animal lover and I spend most of my evenings with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Pippin. If you don’t know what a corgi is, it’s a medium sized herding dog with a long, low body due to short legs. Pippin also has a luxating patella, which means his kneecap doesn’t always stay in place. Both of these mean his weight and joint health are crucial to a long, healthy, and comfortable life! While we maintain a healthy diet for him and limit his treats, we also have to make sure he gets the exercise he needs. Now there’s a way to keep track of your dog’s activity!
The FitBark is the perfect way to keep track of your dog’s exercise. This dog activity monitor tracks your dog’s exercise in BarkPoints so you can keep track of any changes which can indicate health issues. You simply clip the FitBark to your dog’s collar (up to a width of 1.18”) and then connect it via Bluetooth to your compatible mobile device. Just like your own activity tracking device, you’re able to set health goals and get weekly reports. It even connects with your FitBit so that you can easily monitor your own activity level with your dog!
If it isn’t enough to track your dog’s activity with your own, you can also add friends and have challenges or just enjoy comparing activity levels via the TopDog Board. Combined with the FitBark Explore - a live, public, digital map - it can all truly help keep track of your dog’s health and well-being, as well as others, as it provides further insight and comparisons. Don’t worry though – FitBark anonymously contributes information. It even comes in a variety of colors, so you can ensure it matches your dog’s coat and collar.
While I’m confident in our ability to maintain Pippin’s current health and well-being despite his own disadvantages, I take comfort in knowing that I’ll be able to take a closer look at his activity levels and watch for changes with the FitBark!