Pet technology specialist Sure Petcare has launched its latest product in its connected range, FELAQUA® CONNECT—a water delivery and drinking monitoring system for cats.
FELAQUA CONNECT, designed in collaboration with leading veterinary behaviourists, allows cat owners to keep track of their cats’ daily water intake via the SURE PETCARETM App, while the smart water delivery system provides the cat with a source of fresh water.
Each cat is registered to FELAQUA CONNECT via their microchip. FELAQUA CONNECT integrates with the SURE PETCARE app via a Hub, which allows the App to ‘talk’ to the device and record the registered cat’s drinking behaviour such as which cat drank, what time it drank, and how much it drank. It also provides reports on the cat’s overall drinking patterns on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. With this information, cat owners can easily detect any changes in their cat’s drinking patterns.
The SURE PETCARE app also sends reminder notifications to fill the reservoir of FELAQUA CONNECT when the water is low, and water freshness reminders to encourage cleaning of the device.
FELAQUA CONNECT has several cat-friendly features, including a wide, shallow bowl that mimics a natural puddle and presents water in a way that is more appealing and easier to drink than from a conventional bowl. The bowl is also water repellent causing the water to bead—in the same way that water stands up on a newly polished car—making it reflect and glisten and be more attractive to cats.
The water is kept fresh in an air-tight, gravity-fed reservoir that releases water into the bowl as it is needed. Because the device is battery powered, there are no cables or need for an electrical power source, so the device can be located in any part of the home to best meet the cat’s drinking needs.
“FELAQUA CONNECT provides a window into your cat’s health and reaffirms the importance of hydration as a health indicator,” leading veterinary behaviourist Dr Jon Bowen said.