Our contest sponsors all have a strong commitment to healthy pets. We are using these new health & weight management technologies and products that you can win or purchase for yourself or family/friends!
We will be sharing information about how these can help your pet at each of our weigh-ins, giving some away to lucky weigh-in attendees and selling them at a special contest price (well below Amazon!) with all proceeds going to the rescue of your choice!
BabelBark. A cat & dog activity monitor and more. BabelBark connects veterinarians, pet groomers, dog walkers and pet sitters in a platform that makes it easy to keep track of medical information including pet weights and exercise making it a perfect fit for our contest! The first 40 cats and dogs will receive a free BabelBark and also $50 upon completion of the contest.
Toletta2 – Newly Improved Smart Litter Box. One of the most exciting new cat home health products we are aware of. Believe it or not, it is a facial recognition litter box with a built-in scale and app to monitor the health of cats 24/7 alerting owners to any changes that might warrant intervention. Getting cats weights passively is a huge step forward to both weight management and early disease detection and we are honored to be able to share this product with the cat community. It is currently marketed in Japan and is getting ready to be released in the US hopefully by the end of this year. We have vouchers for sale and to give away so you would be one of the first to receive in this country. $300 value ($250 PRFR donation price)
Sure Care Microchip Feeder Connect. We have used surefeed microchip smart feeders in our weight loss programs for the past 5 years. They use microchip identification to allow feeding for multiple pet households to prevent “food stealing” or sharing. The brand new “connect” model has a built-in gram scale with LED lights so you know exactly how much to feed at each feeding, essential for all pets but especially critical in small dogs & cats. The app even lets you know how much and when your pet ate last. (We are also using these in our PRFR/OVC study prior to their Summer 2019 public release) The Classic Surecare Feeder is $150 value and The Connect Surecare Feeder and Hub is a $250 value.
Petcube Bites 2 This product was used in our pilot study and will be used again in our Feb PRFR/OVC study as it is a motion activated web camera. It actually caught one cat stealing another’s food during the 2019 pilot study! Invaluable as a way to interact with your pet when away it also ensures that feeding is equitable between multiple pets as it helps observe their feeding behaviors. It also allows treat-flinging while you watch promoting at least a little activity and is very entertaining! It is Compatible with Alexa and a $299 value.
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Foods Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
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