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How to Stalk Your Pet

Soothe your separation anxiety with a new crop of tracking tools

How to Stalk Your Pet

Jason Schneider

For the love of pets and all that they do while we are away from home.

Ever wonder how — and what — your dog or cat does when you're gone? Is he blissfully snoozing? (We like to think so.) Nervously pacing? (Gosh, we hope not.) Or getting into forbidden stuff? (Oh, no!) What if you could make sure he's OK when you're away?

One way is with fitness trackers such as the Whistle GPS. These monitor your pet's whereabouts as well as his activity and sleep schedule.

Feeling separation anxiety? Your pet can contact you with PetChatz's PawCall system — a wall-mounted camera that a pup can engage by pressing a button ("Barky McBarkface on line 1!"). You and your pet can even play a game remotely: You activate a flashing light through the system, the little guy hits a button, he gets a treat! Petzi is another product that allows you to pop in via video and provide a treat.

But what if your pet needs to cut back on the goodies? Obe's ProBowl app is a feeding system that calculates the amount of food your pet receives.

Who's a good boy? Now you know for sure.

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