We all want to drink extra water. For people, there are apps and even sensible water bottles to maintain us on monitor. For our pets, it is not as straightforward. We can encourage them to drink extra by preserving water contemporary and away from meals and litter, but when we aren’t watching their each transfer it is arduous to make sure they’re ingesting sufficient. And neglect making an attempt to reply a vet asking how usually they drink.
I’ve been testing Sure Petcare’s app-supported Felaqua Connect water bowl for practically a month, and it has stored me higher knowledgeable with out annoying my two cats greater than I often do. It tracks which pet drank from it and what number of ounces had been consumed. Small canine can use the Felaqua too, nevertheless it’s made for cats as they have a tendency to not feel as thirsty as canine, which might result in actual issues actual quick. We really feel dehydration, however your kitty good friend may not.
For the Sure Petcare app (iOS, Google Play) to precisely monitor which cat is ingesting in a multi-pet family, your pets have to be microchipped otherwise you’ll want to connect an RFID tag to their collar. Microchipping is commonplace amongst veterinarians, and it may assist get your pet again to you if they’re lost. Without a chip or tag, the Felaqua will nonetheless ship notifications on how a lot your cats are ingesting, you simply will not know which cat is lapping up.
The draw back is you need to arrange the hub to make use of the app—it plugs into your router and allows you to entry notifications and controls from wherever on this planet. I desire sensible residence devices that do not want a hub, however this one is small and cute with its light-up cat ears. (You can dim them or flip them off within the app.) If you get different merchandise from Sure Petcare, like its feeder or door flap, you will not want so as to add any extra hubs.
Once I arrange the hub and related the water bowl, including every cat was straightforward. The app walks you thru getting them shut sufficient to the bowl so it may scan their chips. Just assign their identify to their respective microchip quantity.
The remainder of the app is easy and informative. The homepage exhibits fast information on every pet, like once they final drank. Clicking in your pet’s profile opens up extra particular person data, like what number of ounces of water they drank that day and what their every day common is (what number of drinks per day and common time spent on the bowl). It additionally offers you an image graph of how a lot water is remaining within the reservoir. You can scroll again a number of days, or open a calendar graph. If you even have Sure Petcare’s feeder, you possibly can toggle between the 2 stats on the pet profiles.