SnifTag a Practical Application

17 Nov 2008 - 11:52am
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Todd Warfel

I have a real world practical application that might make SnifTag
useful. One of my beloved English Bulldogs has seizures. She only has
the a few times a year, so it's not as bad as it could be. However,
the more they have seizures and the longer they last, the more likely
they are to become more frequent. The longer the seizure, the more
dangerous it gets, as it could literally raise their body temperature
and cook their brain.

Thankfully, has only had three. However, several months ago, my wife
and I came home to find that she had seizured while we were out. We
had no idea how long the seizure had lasted. This might be a practical
application for my SnifTag. If there's a way to monitor her movement
and activity level, I might be able to go back to that moment and have
an idea how long it lasted. This has a pretty significant impact on
the recommended treatment.

Anyway, Marcel and the group behind SnifTag are onto something that I
think could, and hopefully will, prove to be very valuable. People
spend a lot of money on their pets. Hell, Leona Helmsly left her pooch
millions of dollars to be cared for. I know our dogs are family and
there's nothing we wouldn't do for them.


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