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Is Your Dog Getting Enough Exercise? These Gadgets Can Help!

Pet accessories are getting so fancy!

GPS Pet Locators, for example, have been quite popular with pet owners since they first hit the market a couple of years ago. And this past summer, a company called Rethink came out with new Dog Caller app to alert pet owners when their dog may be at risk of overheating in a hot car.

The latest innovation in pet accessories? The doggie pedometer!

The Tagg activity tracker for dogs works much like a pedometer or fuel band does for humans. In addition to its GPS-based locating capabilities, the activity tracker can tell you how much time your pet spends in various “activity zones,” helps you track total activity, and even provides a 90-day activity timeline.

While this is certainly a fun tool (check out these nifty graphics!), it also seems like a great way to make sure your pet is getting the activity it needs to stay healthy. And considering the fact that over 1/3 of American pets are overweight…it couldn’t be more timely.

The activity tracking feature will be available late next week for free for current Tagg owners in an over-the-air update.

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