Elderly Pets

Monitoring Elder Pets

Elderly pets need extra attention at home and in the clinic. As pets age, their risk of developing medical conditions increases, and early detection of chronic diseases becomes even more important. Older pets are also more likely to suffer from chronic pain or hidden medical conditions.

The PetPace collar is uniquely suited to the monitoring the health and wellbeing of elderly dogs and cats over eight pounds. With non-invasive sensors, PetPace accurately and continuously monitors temperature, pulse, respiration, HRV, activity levels, positions, calories and more throughout the day.

Health alerts for older dogs and cats

Data from the PetPace collar is accessible to pet owners and veterinarians via smartphone or web applications, and is continuously analyzed by a cloud-based analytics engine that examines individual, historical and breed-specific attributes. If the collar detects any abnormalities, an alert is sent in real-time to owners and veterinarians, allowing for prompt attention and treatment of the issue.

Detecting health problems early spares needless pain and suffering, allows for more treatment options and provides better chances for a cure.

Case in Point: “Mya”

Early detection of hyperthyroidism in an asymptomatic cat

Mya, a 14-year-old spayed female, is an indoor-only, domestic shorthair cat who had no known medical problems. Mya’s owner placed a PetPace collar on her for routine screening.

The PetPace collar provided values that raised concern, including elevated pulse levels and low HRV, so Mya’s owner decided to bring Mya to the hospital for a check-up. Mya was found to have Hyperthyroidism, a hormonal disorder common in older cats. Since diagnosis was made before complications developed, Mya responded well to medical treatment without further issues.

Read the full case study here