What’s On Kiah’s Collar?

by | Jul 6, 2023 | Our Blog, Vet Hospital Henderson, Vet Hospital Las Vegas | 0 comments

Featuring Whistle & Fi

Kiah is a registered service dog and a beloved member of Dr. Erica Monaco’s family and clinic! As a responsible dog mom, Dr. Monaco understands the importance of staying informed about Kiah’s well-being and whereabouts, especially considering her important role. To help her stay on top of it all, Dr. Monaco has equipped Kiah’s collar with two smart pet devices: Whistle and Fi. These cutting-edge trackers offer Dr. Monaco a complete solution to keep tabs on Kiah’s location, health, and daily habits/routines. In this blog post, we will explore the remarkable features offered by each device.


Whistle is a popular smart device tracker designed specifically for dogs. It helps pet owners monitor their dogs’ activities, location, and health. The device attaches to the dog’s collar and provides real-time information through a mobile app, allowing owners to keep a close eye on their pets even when they are not physically around.

Here are some key features and functionalities of the Whistle dog tracker:

  1. GPS Tracking: Whistle utilizes GPS technology to track your dog’s location accurately. This feature is particularly useful for pet owners who want to ensure their dogs don’t wander too far away or get lost. The mobile app provides a map view, showing your dog’s current location in real-time.
  1. Activity Monitoring: Whistle tracks your dog’s daily activities, such as walks, playtime, and rest. It collects data on steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. This information can help you understand your dog’s exercise routine and overall fitness level. You can set activity goals and receive alerts if there are significant changes in your dog’s activity patterns.
  1. Health Insights: The Whistle tracker also provides insights into your dog’s health. It can detect changes in behavior, sleep patterns, and scratching frequency, which may indicate potential health issues. The app allows you to log your dog’s meals, medications, and vet appointments, helping you keep a comprehensive record of their well-being.
  1. Safe Zone Alerts: With Whistle, you can create a virtual “safe zone” for your dog, such as your backyard or a park. If your dog leaves the designated area, you’ll receive an instant notification on your smartphone. This feature is helpful for keeping track of your dog’s movements and preventing escapes.
  1. Battery Life and Waterproof Design: Whistle devices are typically designed to have a long battery life, ranging from several days to a few weeks depending on usage. They are also designed to be waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about your dog’s activities near water.
  1. Community Features: Whistle offers a community aspect where you can connect with other pet owners using the Whistle app. You can share photos, tips, and experiences with fellow dog lovers.

*It’s worth noting that the features and specifications of Whistle may vary depending on the specific model or version you choose. Before purchasing, it’s advisable to review the product details and ensure it meets your requirements for tracking and monitoring your dog’s activities and location.

Fi is another popular pet tracker that helps pet owners keep track of their dogs. Similar to Whistle, Fi is a smart device that attaches to your dog’s collar and connects to a mobile app, providing real-time tracking and monitoring capabilities. Here’s an overview of the Fi pet tracker:

  1. GPS Tracking: Fi utilizes advanced GPS technology to accurately track your dog’s location. The tracker communicates with satellites to provide precise location data, allowing you to view your dog’s whereabouts on a map within the mobile app.
  1. Real-Time Tracking: The Fi tracker updates your dog’s location every few seconds, providing real-time tracking information. This feature is particularly useful if your dog tends to roam or if you need to quickly locate them in case they wander off.
  1. Safe Zone and Geo-Fencing: Fi enables you to set up virtual boundaries, known as “safe zones” or “geo-fences,” on the map. If your dog crosses these predefined boundaries, you’ll receive instant alerts on your smartphone. It’s a helpful feature to prevent your dog from straying too far or entering restricted areas.
  1. Activity Monitoring: Fi tracks your dog’s activity levels throughout the day, including steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. It helps you understand your dog’s exercise routine and overall health. You can set daily goals, monitor progress, and receive insights into your dog’s activity patterns.
  1. Battery Life and Smart Charging: Fi trackers come with a long-lasting battery that can last several weeks on a single charge, depending on usage. The trackers have a smart charging feature that notifies you when the battery is running low, ensuring you don’t lose track of your dog unexpectedly.
  1. Lightweight and Waterproof: Fi trackers are designed to be lightweight and durable, making them comfortable for dogs to wear. They are also waterproof, allowing your dog to engage in water activities without any worries.
  1. Lost Dog Mode: In the unfortunate event that your dog goes missing, Fi offers a Lost Dog Mode. It activates additional tracking features, such as increased location updates and notifications to nearby Fi users, helping facilitate the search and safe return of your dog.
  1. Community Features: Fi provides a community platform within the mobile app, allowing you to connect with other Fi users. You can share photos, stories, and tips, as well as participate in challenges and competitions.

*It’s important to note that specific features and functionalities may vary across different Fi tracker models. Before purchasing, it’s recommended to review the product details and specifications to ensure it aligns with your needs and requirements for tracking and monitoring your beloved pet.

Overall, both devices offer wonderful features that can help dog parents ease their worries and keep their beloved companions safe and healthy. They have certainly helped Dr. Monaco make sure that her service dog is well monitored, not just for her ease of mind, but for Kiah’s well-being too. Both Whistle and Fi have been Kiah Tested, Kiah Approved!

Related Blogs


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *