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Fitbark 2: The Best Dog Health Monitor for Owners

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Yuliss has worked with sheltered dogs, training them to be adoptable to good homes. She has had her own dogs and now has 4 human children!

FitBark 2 Review

FitBark 2 is a dog activity and health monitor designed to work worldwide. It has a sleek design, shaped like a small bone. This high-impact polycarbonate "bow-tie" neck accessory, is very durable. Made for dogs of all weights and sizes; FitBark can withstand rough play - even water submersion as deep as 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

The only dog monitor that does not charge a subscription fee. The FREE FitBark Application (FitBark App) dog monitoring system gives you holistic results which include, activity, rest and play. FitBark syncs data using Bluetooth technology, as oppose to all other activity monitors which use long wave cellular networks with constant exposure to radiation. FitBark uses short-wave, Bluetooth technology intermittently, which is safer.

Free FitBark 2 Application For IOS and Android

How Old is Your Dog?

Best Dog Health Monitor For Dog Owners

Owners can consider a dog health monitor at various stages in their dog's life. Some people prefer a dog monitor as an important tool in learning about their new puppy. (PS. They also make a great gift for new owners - so if your friend gets a dog, consider a FitBark). Many new owners constantly have questions about how much exercise is appropriate for their puppy and how much to feed their new arrival.

Fitbark helps solve exercise and feeding questions by providing numerical results that are breed, age and weight specific. Getting these results gives owners reassurance and confidence that they are doing great with their new puppy. Using FitBark helps owners enjoy getting to bond with their dog instead of worrying if they are "pet-parenting" well enough.



Senior Dogs Benefit From FitBark 2

Using a unique points system, FitBark “bark-points", are daily scores provided to give owners 24 hour feedback they can use to track holistic success.

Owners of senior dogs also enjoy using FitBark to track mobility issues and manage pain control, and common chronic conditions.

The FitBark App settings provide monitoring for specific health conditions such as allergies, cancers, diabetes, heart disease and even more! Again, using the unique, "bark points" system, owners of senior dogs know what range their aging dog should aim for - everyday!

A change in "bark points" can indicate a new issue or a change in their current health condition. FitBark is an extra helping hand to assist owners of senior dogs to manage their dog's complex health issues at home.

What You Get With a FitBark 2 Starter Kit

His FitBark is a great way of measuring how well he feels, because he's more active when he doesn't have pain! I've noticed a gradual increase in his activity in the last week! I can also see that he is sleeping better, again probably because of a lack of discomfort!

— Helen O. FitBark Dog Owner

FitBark Setup

You will need to have a basic neck collar for your dog. The FitBark 2 comes with several zap-straps in the Starter Kit and you will use 2 of these to secure the FitBark device to a collar of your choice.

FitBark 2 Collar Setup

My husband using the provided zap-straps to secure our FitBark 2 device to this stunning red collar.  Of note, you will have to remove the outer cover to attach the FitBark device to the collar.  That is why you see 3 copper dots here.

My husband using the provided zap-straps to secure our FitBark 2 device to this stunning red collar. Of note, you will have to remove the outer cover to attach the FitBark device to the collar. That is why you see 3 copper dots here.

Use Your Handy Skills

One side is securely attached.  You can trim the excess.  Try to cut as close to the cable tie head as possible, so the cover will fit nice and snug when you press in on overtop again.

One side is securely attached. You can trim the excess. Try to cut as close to the cable tie head as possible, so the cover will fit nice and snug when you press in on overtop again.

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FitBark 2 Device Successfully Attached to Collar

FitBark 2 cover reapplied now that the device is securely strapped into place on the collar. Before you put it on your dog, you need to make sure you charge up the device and create your dog's profile.

FitBark 2 cover reapplied now that the device is securely strapped into place on the collar. Before you put it on your dog, you need to make sure you charge up the device and create your dog's profile.

Setting Up Your Fitbark Profile

Next, you are going to connect the FitBark device to the charging cable and plug that into a powered USB port to charge. You will note a series of fast flashing lights - this is when FitBark is ready to accept a new profile set up for your dog. The flashing lights will slow down after a few seconds, so make sure you are quick to "tap" "create dog profile".

If you miss it the first time, like I did, you will have to unplug the device and plug it back in to restart. Coordinating the fast flashing lights to create the dog's profile, I found, was the hardest part. It's easy from here on after. Watch my video below for full set up details and walk through.

Setting Up and Using The Free FitBark App

Puppies, Adult Dogs and Aging Dogs All Benefit

In my video above, I introduce 2 of my friends who have used and love the Fitbark 2! It's a great example of how diverse the technology is. One example, Chewy is a 9 month old Shih Tzu. His pet-parents are still learning what he needs. They are still establishing a routine. They benefit from getting feedback and encouragement for Chewy's daily goals.

The second example, is Realeen’s 13 year old Lhasa Apso, Jack. He is aging and recently suffered from severe infection requiring a procedure at the veterinarian to drain an abscess.

Jack was recovering at home on antibiotics and Raeleen found the results encouraging as he recovered and progressed from less than his usual to eventually back to his average daily achievements. It was an important tool for decision making regarding Jack's pain management and healing.


How Healthy Is Your Dog?

FitBark is part of an exciting new force in science, the generation of big datasets that can take us closer to the truth about the relationship between health and lifestyle. FitBark can be used to monitor trends in the daily behaviour of pet dogs, and potentially, to detect disease and changes in well-being at a very early stage.

— Dr. Cathy Wyse, Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and and Comparative Medicine

FitBark Is Committed To Dog Health Worldwide

Researchers and veterinarians have developed the FitBark to give you personalized insight into your dog. That is what is important to you - your dog.

At the same time, they are committed to improving dog health worldwide. The statistics are used to provide generalizable results to help owners, veterinarians and researchers worldwide. This is a dynamic process, which is continuously being modified and updated based on user feedback. Results are generalized by age, weight and breed. You can explore the results of their current research here.

See The World FitBark Invisions for Dogs and Their Owners

Every Dog Owner Should Have FitBark 2

In this hub, I introduce you to the FitBark 2 dog health and activity monitor. You see what is in the box. I show you how to successfully attach the device to a neck collar. You take a tour of the free application that works with the device.

The benefits of having FitBark are to maximize health for dogs of all ages and health journeys. Examples discussed include a puppy, Chewy, the Shih Tzu; and aging dog Jack, a Lhasa Apso. See how the Fitbark helped both their owners learn about their very different needs in different stages of life.

Finally, we see the bigger picture. Dogs are really part of the family. They give us unconditional love, without asking anything in return. We want the best for our dogs, and this includes maximizing their health and longevity. Healthy lifestyle is a process, we work towards daily. The world would be a better place if we all committed to being healthy together.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2022 Yuliss

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