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High tech litter box monitoring
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:10:49 PM »
http://conservationcubclub.com/2014/12/tailio-the-first-smart-health-monitor-for-cats/

It's a device you put under the litter box to monitor weight, habits and all sorts of things.  I don't use any of the wireless devices mentioned in the article, but most people probably do.

What do you think?

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Re: High tech litter box monitoring
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 07:35:16 PM »
That sounds like a lot of the things that I've read about and question. I notice it recommends that you have one for every box in the house despite it learning the differences in each cat. You'd really have to, or it couldn't gather a complete picture of each cat.

Multiple cats, multiple boxes, you start losing the simplicity of the whole thing. I can't find any info for sure, but I question if it has the ability to compile all the litter boxes into one single graph for all, or does it have a different graph for each box that then requires you doing all the math each day, week, or month to get the information you really want?

Just so you k now, we don't have any "smart" devices like it requires either. I'll stick with my old flip-phone where I don't have anything going into "the cloud" for hackers to steal.
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Re: High tech litter box monitoring
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 08:28:59 AM »
OMG that is awesome!!  100 bucks a pop.... 7 litter boxes... way to steep for me.  :( 

DeeDee, I don't put anything in The Cloud.  It isn't a have to do type of thing.
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Re: High tech litter box monitoring
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 04:44:16 PM »
What would be even better... something to hang around their necks!  Wouldn't have to guess if someone is licking the soap, who threw up, who started the fight, etc. 
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Re: High tech litter box monitoring
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 05:39:46 AM »
You mean a camera?

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Re: High tech litter box monitoring
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2014, 09:03:49 AM »
They're probably all like this:

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
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Re: High tech litter box monitoring
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 09:49:39 AM »
You mean a camera?

Yeah, but a camera that does everything that the "under the litter box" product does. 
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Re: High tech litter box monitoring
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 09:58:14 AM »
DeeDee,
That was pretty cool!  The video got a little more entertaining, near the end.
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