Before the opening bell, OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) highlighted a recent presentation by Kathleen Homyock, the company’s vice president of sales and business development. The presentation, titled “Technology Translated to Pet Fitness, Food and Fun,” was made at last month’s National Pet Industry Trade Show, which was hosted by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (Canada). Homyock used her time at the podium to showcase intelligent technology accessories, such as OPCO’s recently launched OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ product line (http://dtn.fm/F64bL), and their ability to help pet owners effectively monitor the health and wellbeing of their pets.
“It is always interesting to speak with industry professionals about how smart technology is changing pet products,” Homyock stated in this morning’s news release. “I was excited to have the opportunity to speak at the show in September and I am even more excited to work for a company that values this technology and continuously works to bring intelligent health and fitness monitoring products into the marketplace.”
To view Homyock’s full presentation, visit http://dtn.fm/0EfMl
The emergence of intelligent technology accessories in the pet industry is particularly intriguing when studying pet ownership statistics. According to research firm Mintel, an impressive 75 percent of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while roughly 51 percent have cats. This figure is substantially higher than that of the overall population, which clocks in at about 50 percent for dogs and 35 percent for cats. All told, today’s young Americans are much more likely to have pets than their predecessors.
This trend is significant, as pet owners between the ages of 18 and 34 have shown the most open to adopting new technologies to care for their furry friends. A 2015 survey by Packaged Facts found that the age group led the way in the use of webcams, smartphones, motion sensors and collars with tracking devices to follow their dogs’ activities. With these technologies already being implemented, the use of dedicated devices leveraging the Internet of Things model is a rapidly growing trend upon which OurPet’s Company is currently positioned to capitalize.
The company’s OurPets® Intelligent Pet Care™ line utilizes smart technology to seamlessly monitor pet health through the use of the free IntelligentPetLink™ smartphone app (http://dtn.fm/6QnA1). The line’s products currently include the SmartScoop – Intelligent Litter Box (http://dtn.fm/E50ip), the SmartLink Feeder – Intelligent Pet Bowl (http://dtn.fm/1SsjU), and the SmartLink Waterer – Intelligent Water Fountain (http://dtn.fm/R3wp3).
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ourpets.com