Nestlé Purina unveils Smart Bowl for pets

Technology truly is taking over, even in the pet world! Nestlé Purina Australia has unveiled a way to ensure that pet owners better understand the needs of their pet.

The Nestlé Purina CHEKR is a connected Smart Bowl with an accompanying app, and ensures that pet owners achieve optimal care nutrition.

“As a pet owner, I understand just how difficult it can be to know what to feed your pet and how much to give them as they transition through different ages and stages of life,” General Manager of Nestlé Purina Australia Nicole Battistessa says.

“That’s why we developed Nestlé Purina CHEKR – to help provide peace of mind to pet owners and further enrich the lives of their furry family members.”

How it works

The Smart Bowl leverages AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Analytics and Apache Solr to connect devices to the cloud and process hundreds of data points to deliver personalised food recommendations.

Pet owners can input the breed, age, size, feeding frequency and dietary considerations for their pets. The the app delivers a personalised food recommendation.

The Smart Bowl helps pet owners dispense the right amount of food for every meal, monitors consumption and combines this with data on the pet’s activity levels.

“Our data scientists will continue to use the insights and examine everything from how different breeds eat, what shape of kibble is more desirable, to how we can further improve our pet’s oral health – with the aim of helping pet owners to have healthier, happier pets,” Ms Battistessa adds.

Nestlé Purina CHEKR is currently completing its testing and trial phase with plans for it be available soon to pet owners via Australia’s top breeders.