Last Updated on January 14, 2023 by ellen
Have you ever wondered how to monitor your pets activity? We know that both of our kitties are on the chunky side. We’re working with the vet to help them lose weight. But, it’s hard to know where we are or how we’re doing? I’m not at home all day watching them to see if they’re getting enough exercise. Sometimes, it seems like all they do is sleep in the sun. I’ve been looking for some way to monitor how active they are.
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How to Monitor Your Pets Activity
Poof (like a FitBit for pets) is the solution to this problem! Poof is available in two different varieties: Pea and Bean. Each Poof Activity Tracker will monitor sleep and activity as well as track calories. Plus, it’s waterproof and has a replaceable or rechargeable battery depending on the variety you choose! So, how does it work?
Like the activity tracker you have for yourself, Pea (the round one) and Bean (the oval one) work with an app on your smartphone (iPhone or Android). They are Bluetooth Enabled and there are no monthly fees at all. These trackers fit right on your pet’s existing collar and are available in a variety of colors.
Through the app, you can check their activity level, their sleep quality, how many calories they have burned/eaten, and get an overall score for their fitness based on other pets. They are both great for either cats or dogs.
To make the process even more fun for you, you can earn “treats” by syncing your tracker, commenting, liking or posting a photo. These “treats” are discounts on various pet products on Amazon.
I always worry when I start to use new technology because I’m never sure how complicated it will be to set up. Thankfully, the Poof Bean and Pea were simple to get started with. the Bean needs to be charge in a USB charger just like your FitBit would. The Pea uses a regular battery so you just pop it in and put the cover on and you’re all set.
Then you create profiles for your pets on Poof with their weight, name, birth date, etc. And, you sync the Poof with the app on your phone. It literally took me less than 5 minutes to get each one set up. Once that’s done, it’s very simple to watch how active your pet is by using the app.
If you’d like to monitor your pet’s activity, the Poof is definitely a great way to get started. Here are a few ways to exercise your dog indoors.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She has been running a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont for the past five years. She’s a proud Mommy to a shelter kitty named Scout. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.
39 thoughts on “How to Monitor Your Pets Activity and Calories”
What an interesting concept! We’d love to win this. We learned that it can track how much a cat sleeps, or if there was something that happened, like a loud noise, that may have caused some anxiety.
I learned that the Pea model has the longest batter life (up to 6 months!).
I learned that the app helps measure calories and sleep quality!
thanks for sharing this, interesting
How easy it is to monitor your pets activities. I didn’t know you could do this.
i learned that you can use a long lasting battery or a charger, that it can monitor your pets activities and also has a lost map in case your pet gets loose.
It’s pretty cool you can use a charger and not waste batteries! I want to use this for my dog and my cat… how to choose…
This post made me so happy! I am at my wits end with my cat gaining weight and becoming lethargic. I am absolutely buying this if I don’t win!!! Fingers crossed!!!!
I learned how easy it is to track your pet 🙂
this would be great to have!
Unfortunately, my Chihuahua/boston terrier mix needs to shed a couple pounds. She doesn’t look fat, but she could stand to lose a few…says the vet. Poof would be fun to use with her. I like that I could see how much activity she does on a daily basis.
i learned it is waterproof and one of the models has a rechargeable battery.
I learned that it has Sleep Tracking that tracks sleep and resting levels
I need this! How awesome. I learned it has sleeping tracker which is awesome.
I learned how easy it is to track your pet if they get lost.
I learned it tracks sleep.
I learned they have a 30-day money back guarantee and a limited 1-year warranty.
I learned it keeps track of your pet’s calories burned.
I like that you can track the calories.
I learned that you can Monitor 24/7 activity, calories & set exercise goals! Perfect for my furbabies!!
I learned that it tracks sleep patterns.
i learned that each tracker is waterproof! so good cuz my doggie always jumps in her pool!
The app helps measure sleep!
I learned that the tracker is waterproof.
I love that it can be worn 24/7 and it waterproof
I learned that it also tracks sleep patterns to measure the quality of sleep my cat is getting.
I learned that Poof tracks your pet’s calories burned and consumed.
I learned that the device can track the number of calories that my cat burns throughout her activities. I love that I can monitor her sleep activity as well.
Learned that it tracks sleep.
Its easy to check hourly on your pet
I learned you can monitor their quality of sleep as well as their exercise.
i learned that you can track calories
Big, small, young or old, our furry friends need exercise just like us.
It can monitor them even when they are Asleep.
I learned that the Pea lasts for 6 months – wow!
I learned that it is waterproof and it tracks calories also. Very cool device for your pets!
My sister’s cats are her babies. She is always worried about their health, weight, food intake, etc. I will definitely send her the link.
great article! we have a cat who needs to lose some weight! it’s not easy!
It’s definitely a challenge!