I tried out the FitBark on my dog Daisy, an 11-year-old Parson Russell terrier cross after writing about the device for a pet technology story.
I synched it with my FitBit to compare my steps to hers – normally I set myself challenges with my human friends so it was fascinating to be able to do the same with my dog.
Each week, you get a ‘Journal’ report. Her first was brilliant!
She was more active than 87% of small dogs of senior age, 63% of Parson Russells and 69% of FitBark dogs.
But the following week, her sleep score dropped over just two days down to 51% – it’s usually 85-90%.
She didn’t want to eat – not even her favourite cocktail sausages – or go out for walks.
We took her to the vets and found she had a stomach bug and was dehydrated.
She had an injection to stop the nausea and some food for sensitive tummies and thankfully was back to her old self after a couple of days.
It was good to have the data to show something was wrong that I may normally have missed as keeping Daisy healthy is really important for me.
FitBark costs £59.99. Find out more at fitbark.com