Last year, the “The Secret Life of Pets” movie came out and raised a question that any pet owner will ask themselves: what do our pets do when we’re not around?
Cats and dogs spend a daily average of 10 to 12 hours sleeping. Contrary to us humans, they don’t only sleep at night! Their days are paced by numerous naps, snoozes and sleeps. Rodents also sleep throughout most of the day, with a record held by the hamster, who sleeps more than 14 hours a day!
They walk around
This rule mainly applies for cats who are authorized to go outside, more than dogs… But even “apartment cats” move around a lot. An easy way to find out is to put a GPS tracker on your pet: you will realise that they spend their days going back and forth from their observation spots (most likely from a high point and next to a window if possible), to exploring every corner of the house, their food bowl, their favorite nap spots… And if your cat is allowed in the garden, or even further around the house, you’ll see that it can walk several kilometers everyday!
They mope around…
Is your pet bored when you’re not around? Some pets are more affected by the absence of their owners than others. It is easy to see: barking, laments during the day (no doubt your neighbors will mention it if it happens…), traces of chewing and scratches on your furniture, little “gifts” deliberately released in the middle of a room: your pet must be bored or feeling lonely. You can use the Weenect GPS tracker phone feature to let them hear your voice and calm them down when you’re not at home. If you don’t notice any improvement, don’t hesitate to call a vet.
A pets’ behaviour can be the source of a lot of questioning: out of curiosity, but also concern (are they going to get lost? Get in danger?). Equipping your pet with a GPS tracker will allow you to get answers to these questions, while ensuring that they have enough freedom of movement.A GPS tracker allows you to track how many kilometers your pet walks everyday. Click To Tweet