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Month: May 2016

How Technology Will Help Find Your Lost Pets

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How Technology Will Help Find Your Lost PetsHave you ever wondered about the different ways that emerging technology could help you find your lost pet? If you are a pet lover, there is a good chance that you have at least thought about this more than once. The fact is, nothing is worse than having a pet that is lost, especially if that lost pet is one that you have developed a strong bond with. The very idea of not knowing where they are or what has happened to them is enough to tear most pet owners apart. In a worst-case scenario, some pet owners never discover what has happened to their beloved friend and they are left to hope for the best while simultaneously fearing the worst. Fortunately, technology is changing the way that pets are searched for when they are lost. With that being said, pet owners must take advantage of the technology that is currently available and be open to new forms of technology that will undoubtedly come along in the near future.

If you have a pet, you are probably already very familiar with things like microchipping. This can help you find your pet even if it has been lost hundreds of miles away from home. However, it is not enough to merely have that microchip in place. It has to be registered with a current address and phone number so that someone can contact you if your pet is lost. Otherwise, it does absolutely nothing to have the microchip in place because no one will be able to reunite the two of you.

Drones also play an important part in finding your lost pet. There are a couple of different ways that this can happen. First and foremost, a drone can be used to explore areas that would otherwise be difficult for you to get into or when the search area would simply take too long to cover. They can be easily fitted with a camera and they can allow you to see your pet so that you visually know exactly where they are. This can dramatically cut down on the amount of time that you spend searching on foot and it can help you find your pet before anything bad happens to it.

Quadcopters can also be effective in another way. Eventually, there is little doubt that they can be incorporated along with these microchips that are currently placed in pets as a means of tracking the signal from above. This is not unlike the signal that is tracked on wild animals when researchers place a radio tag. The drone can receive information from the microchip, at least in theory, and then transmit that information back to individuals on the ground so that the animal’s location is known. It is then possible to keep tracking that animal while sending someone out to retrieve it.

A lot of people aren’t so excited about things in the information age but this is one thing that gives a lot of pet owners a good feeling. The idea that a drone could be used to help track a lost pet and reunite the family is something that any pet lover would be able to get behind. Chances are, it will become a mainstay of life for pet owners within the very near future.

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