Most of us love to have pets in our homes and they are more like family members to us. Their association with us is bliss for we humans and everyone with a pet at home will not refuse to admit how much pleasure and entertainment one pet provides. Like our family members we are also worried about their safety when we are away from home. How much painful it would be to lose one such cute and loyal companion, whose wellbeing, security and safety is completely our responsibility.
But you will be scared to know that every year almost ten millions of pets are lost, and against that staggering figure only 15% lost cases are reported. Out of that numbers 93% of dogs and 75 % of cats were returned to their homes safely. Six percent of dogs and two percent of cats were found at animal shelters, and those pets traced by their pet parents, fifteen percent of them could be found because they were wearing a microchip or a GPS pet tracker.
Thanks to developments in communication technology, a GPS pet tracker has been able to bring the peace of mind for the pet owners. Just get it attached to the pet’s collar and your pet is monitored round the clock and you have the track of its every movement. Incase your pet is lost, with the help of this system you can track down the possible location online. Through a series of messages or mails the pet can be tracked down easily in no time.
The GPS tracking for pets is just similar to the way it works in vehicles. You need to put that GPS device on to the pet’s collar or harness. The GPS device is connected to your mobile app and the location of the pet is tracked automatically. It also gives an alert message whenever the pet go beyond the defined home zone. Most of these GPS trackers are waterproof and absolutely fine for outdoor use. They also come in different sizes and you can choose one according to the size of your pet so that it won’t become too heavy or uncomfortable for them to carry.
The only drawback I can see is the battery and cell phone network coverage in the GPS tracking system. Of course many of the GPS batteries are designed to stay alive for ten days and you must not forget to get it charged before it drains out. It will not work in the absence of mobile phone network, and I think that’s a rarity. Anyway you can still use that old method of putting your mobile phone and an alternate emergency contact number somewhere with the collar or harness. If everything else fails, it might work!