In 2015, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management began recognizing September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness, educate pet owners about acute and chronic pain symptoms, encourage recognition of animal pain and take action by seeking veterinary care.
Because it can be difficult for the average pet owner to notice subtle changes in a pet’s behavior that indicate pain, technology like PetPace is becoming more heavily relied on to spot pain and medical complications.
PetPace was created by veterinarians and animal-lovers looking for a way to improve the health of pets, and to provide peace of mind to pet owners.
The idea behind inventing a non-invasive, health monitoring smart collar was to quickly identify impending health concerns and monitor existing medical conditions.
The device allows pet owners to track vital signs like temperature, pulse, respiration, heart rate variability (HRV), activity, positions and calories. It will send alerts to the owner through a smartphone application if any of these parameters become abnormal.