OPCO Teaches Old Dogs (and Cats) New Tricks with its OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ Product Line
OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) is proving the adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” wrong with its OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ line of products. According to the April 2016 issue of industry journal Pet Age, “OurPet’s Company showcased what is perhaps the most complete line of technology-integrated products, Intelligent Pet Care,” at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida from March 16-18.
“Pets are smarter than you may think, but it’s often difficult for them to clearly communicate their needs,” says Dr. Steve Tsengas, founder and CEO of OurPet’s Company. In other words, for cats and dogs, dumb doesn’t mean stupid. Since they cannot speak, they need help getting our attention. And that is exactly what the OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ line of products (http://dtn.fm/1qVBg
) is designed to do.
Dr. Tsengas is right. Earlier this year Nature World News reported (http://dtn.fm/5ySP7
) on a study of border collies conducted jointly by the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Edinburgh which ‘found… dogs have measurable IQs, much like people’. Border collies, used as sheep dogs, are particularly smart. Stanley Coren, a canine expert and professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia, found that the average border collie, poodle or German shepherd was on par with two-year-olds in terms of language. In basic arithmetic, ‘they would trump a 3- or 4-year-old’ (http://dtn.fm/PI9nk
At the National Pet Industry Trade Show on September 17-18, at the International Centre Mississauga in Canada, Kathleen Homyock, vice president of sales and business development, talked about how OurPets® intelligent technology accessories might ‘talk’ for pets and enable their owners to monitor their health and wellbeing in a presentation titled ‘Technology Translated to Food, Fun and Fitness’ (http://dtn.fm/2qUer
Homyock’s presentation highlighted the OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ line, the industry’s first pet care lifestyle brand that offers a complete line of smart products for monitoring pets’ health. The Intelligent Pet Care™ line leverages a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies to empower pets to indicate their needs, enabling a stronger connection between pet and owner for more complete care. The products in the line are controlled and accessed through the IntelligentPetLink™ smartphone app.
The line includes the SmartScoop® – Intelligent Litter Box (http://dtn.fm/UR4xf
), which uses infrared technology to sense when your cat goes in and out of the box. It, accordingly, engages a mechanism that scoops the waste into a bin, simultaneously making a report via Bluetooth® to the smartphone app.
A SmartLink™ Tag (http://dtn.fm/j77H1
) can be attached to your pet’s collar. When paired with the OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ products, it allows monitoring. If your pet is wearing it, the SmartLink™ Waterer- Intelligent Water Fountain (http://dtn.fm/7ROrs
) will use Bluetooth® technology to dispense filtered water from its reservoir through a two-tier waterfall design.
The SmartLink™ Feeder – Intelligent Pet Bowl (http://dtn.fm/Dt2ZJ
), which employs the same technology, regulates and monitors your pet’s feeding regime. And the SmartLink™ Gateway – Wi-Fi Pet Care Connector (http://dtn.fm/6HiOt
) converts a short-range Bluetooth® signal into a long-range Wi-Fi signal so you can monitor your pets’ outside of the home.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ourpets.com