I have mixed feelings about the Dog-e-Minder pet assistant. On the one hand, it looks like this device could be an invaluable tool for remembering pet medications – especially when they have to be administered more than once a day, or it could serve as a way to remember the last time you took your puppy outside during potty training. On the other hand, it seems like the type of person who needs help remembering when the last time they fed or walked their dog might be better off with a cat. Was that too judgmental?
The simple, three-button design is easy for any family member to use. Each button has a symbol related to an activity. The “fire hydrant” symbolizes walk time, the “dog bone” represents feeding time and the “RX” symbol records the last time medication was administered. When you perform any one of these activities, simply hold the corresponding button down for three seconds and the current date and time is saved. To view stored information, just press the appropriate button once, and the display shows the last time the task was completed. When idle, the Dog-e-Minder also acts as a dog identification tag, displaying important pet name and owner contact information.
The Dog-e-minder has a backlight for easy information assessment, and they come in black, blue, pink and red for $19.95. You can hang it from your dog’s collar or use it as a keychain fob. Right now they are offering a buy one get one free special, so if you are trying to track two dogs, you’re in luck.