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DO you have an overly sensitive dog that is too shy or easy to startle and spook?
Smypet, a company in Taiwan, might have the solution that could calm your dog's nerves. It's called the Pet Emotion Machine, a device that releases a certain frequency detectable only by pets.
It looks like a half sphere or a small igloo and basically performs only one function which is to emit a sound that helps dogs, and even cats, feel calmer and relaxed.
Clingy pets, pets that experience panic attacks or anxious when left alone could benefit from this device. This new product runs on a high-tech frequency chip called PEFT (Pet Emotion Frequency Technology), a world's first for pet products. What it does is it releases a progressive low frequency sound that guides a pet towards emotional stability. Once activated, the Pet Emotion Machine creates a magnetic field frequency close to the natural frequency for mammals that offers a sense of physical and mental relaxation for dogs and cats. Even humans may experience a certain degree of comfort when near this electrical device. There are different settings to suit different pets' sizes.
The Pet Emotion Machine complies with the product safety requirements of the United States FCC and the EU CE.
The Pet Emotion Machine promises to bring positive behavioral changes in dogs and other pets after continued daily use. Dogs are sensitive to environmental changes so they ought to experience emotional stability in three to seven days, says the manufacturer. More challenging symptoms of severe emotional distress in dogs such as self-abuse, excessive barking, destructiveness and separation anxiety might take 30 days or more to improve, Smypet said.
Obvious signs that the product is working finds dogs that have more vitality, bark less, sleep better, more relaxed, interact and show more affection and respond when called, among others.
As a behavioral training tool, the Pet Emotion Machine is designed to:
* Help pets be in a stable and happy mood
* Help pets adapt to new environment
* Reduce pet psychological stress
* Slow pet defecation
* Increase good interaction between people and pets
* Boost confidence in dogs
The Pet Emotion Machine retails for NT$12,800 and comes in starry blue or champagne gold colors. It measures 13.5cm X 8.5cm and weighs 350g. It is available at Smypet's online store. -- MetroPets
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