Pet Tracking Devices

Written by Mariangie Gonzalez


It wasrepparttar Saturday morning of August 20, 2004 and my two kids saying that they couldnít find our cat Nala anywhere waked me up. I didnít pay much attention, because it was common for her to find a new hiding spot and sleep there for hours.

Hours later we realized she was really missing and we started to search for her. We looked all overrepparttar 125850 house, insiderepparttar 125851 closets, behind furniture, and then we got outside and looked onrepparttar 125852 trees, inrepparttar 125853 playground, aroundrepparttar 125854 pool, everywhere! We placed flyers aroundrepparttar 125855 neighborhood, she was never found.

Now I ask myself, how many of us have gone through that experience and think we donít have an alternative to those flyers?

Well, we do! Pet Tracking Devices, thanks torepparttar 125856 miniaturization of GPS receivers and mobile phone modems even they can carry devices that allow them to be tracked byrepparttar 125857 owner. There is not yet a great choice of devices, but this probably will change rather fast and even though all actual (August 2004) existing devices are too heavy for domestic cats. It is believed that 2005 will bring several solutions for this problem. But if you own a dog, this may be a solution.

GPS Pet Tracking devices consist of a GPS receiver and a GSM modem. In some ofrepparttar 125858 models data, sent torepparttar 125859 secure website via a GSM network, can be accessed byrepparttar 125860 owner directly or through a call center. With other devices you simply callrepparttar 125861 telephone number ofrepparttar 125862 GPS-GSM dog collar with your mobile phone. The GPS receiver inrepparttar 125863 collar calculatesrepparttar 125864 position ofrepparttar 125865 dog and sendsrepparttar 125866 co-ordinates immediately in a SMS text to your mobile phone. Other models work as a wireless, electronic pager device that easily and remotely monitorsrepparttar 125867 location of pets viarepparttar 125868 Internet anywhere in North America. The locations can be reported to email, pager, cell phone (as text message) and website.

Pet Safety

Written by Lee Dobbins


Your home might be "kid-proof" but how does it measure up when it comes to safety for your pet? Do you know allrepparttar hazards your pet is exposed to? How about what plants are poisonous and what foods should be avoided?

Caring for your pet is more than just making sure he has enough food, water and getsrepparttar 125849 appropriate veterinary care, it also means providing a pet safe environment so that your furry, feathered or scaly friend can stay safe and healthy. Unfortunately, there are many hazards your pet is exposed to each day that could put them in danger. Being aware of them so that you can keep your pet out of harms way isrepparttar 125850 responsibility of every pet owner.

Sometimes your guests can berepparttar 125851 biggest hazard to your pet. If you have indoor pets, your quests may not realize this and open doors or windows around them that could allow them to ďescapeĒ torepparttar 125852 great outdoors. Well meaning dinner guests and party go-ers could overfeed your pet and cause him to become ill. Imagine if you had 20 guests and each one fed "treats" to your pet! To insure pet safety when you have guests try keepingrepparttar 125853 pet in a crate or another room thatrepparttar 125854 quests will not be allowed into. This may actually be more comfortable for your pet too as it may make him nervous to have so many people around if he is not used to it. Instruct your guests not to letrepparttar 125855 animals outside if they should get intorepparttar 125856 main house. Make sure your pet wears tags so he can be identified and return should he get out by mistake.

The holidays should be enjoyed by both you and your pets, so keep pet safety in mind when decorating and celebrating. Remember that small objects can cause an intestinal blockage if eaten so be sure to remove all tinsel, Easter grass, confetti, small toys and wrapping paper. Donít leave candles unattended with pets near. Pet costumes can be cute, but make sure there are no lose strings that could choke your pet or that he can get his limbs caught in. It is best to not leave your pet unattended when you have him dressed up. Make sure electrical cords are kept away for pets especially puppies. They can chew throughrepparttar 125857 cord and get burned or even electrocuted. After decorating for a holiday, make sure to observe your pet aroundrepparttar 125858 new decorations for several hours to see if they develop any unsafe habits around certain items - you may need to remove or rethink your decorating if it looks like there could be a hazard. I had a ferret that liked to jump intorepparttar 125859 tree and grab allrepparttar 125860 shiny ornaments so I stopped decoratingrepparttar 125861 bottom ofrepparttar 125862 tree to prevent this as I was afraidrepparttar 125863 glass would break and injure her!

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