You can now invest in your pet’s health and happiness in two special ways.
First, you can get a smart pendant that lets you track your pet’s everyday physical activity, GPS location and overall performance. Taking into account the animal’s breed, age and weight, the device streams data directly to a smartphone app, available through the Apple Store and Google Play. The app provides suggestions for optimal food portions—veterinarians say dogs and cats need far fewer calories than most people think—and the recom-mended exercise levels your pet needs for a healthy life. Called Canhe-Fit, it comes from Nicolas Loiseau and Yohan Vigier, the co-founders of Canhegat, the nutritional coach for dogs and cats.
Next, you can contribute to the Indiegogo campaign that features several versions of the Canhe-Fit product with a host of special perks for early backers. Various options for all budgets include the opportunity to donate to an animal welfare association of your choice and have the amount matched up to 10 percent of your support. For an $80 donation, you can get the Canhe-Fit product and a leather bracelet with two colored silicon caps and ac-cess to a way to support the charity. A $25 donation gives you a choice of pet toys. Various other levels and prizes are also available.
There are good reasons to get involved in your pet’s health and fitness. As Dr. Gregory S. Hammer, past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, said, “Through the adoption of proper nutrition, in-creased physical activity, and regular veterinary visits, owners can help their best friends live longer and healthier lives. This is based on the scientific evidence that obesity is not just an appearance problem; it is a condition that can lead to serious disease.”
For further information on donation packages and the Indiegogo campaign, visit www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/fde840fd#/. For more on the company, visit www.canhegat.com.