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Health monitor for pets developed

TOKYO: Worried the family pet is too chubby?
Japanese information technology giant Fujitsu says it may have the solution with a new health management service that lets owners keep a close eye on their pet’s exercise regimen through a pedometer attached to its collar.
The “Wandant” counts how many steps the animal took during its latest outing, with the data then available online for pet owners’ perusal, Fujitsu says. The device also measures the pet’s temperature, while owners can use an online diary to track how much their pet is eating, its weight and “stool conditions”.
“The data are presented graphically on a custom website that makes trends in the pet’s activities easy to understand at a glance,” according to the firm. “This helps owners get a stronger sense of their pet’s health, while enabling communication with the pet.”