Pets are important. They provide comfort and support. Research has shown that interaction with animals can reduce high blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pets can also help people with loneliness and depression.
Since approximately 67% of households in the United States include pets, many professionals providing medical services during the coronavirus pandemic are likely pet owners. And these hardworking people treating and caring for an increasing number of seriously ill patients could really benefit from some extra comfort and support.
Free Dog Cameras For Those On The Frontlines
Furbo, makers of a camera designed especially for dogs and their people, is currently gifting cameras to medical workers putting in long hours and risking their own health to care for those fighting a COVID-19 infection.
“Our vision has always been to bring joy and innovation to pet lovers worldwide,” Furbo Dog Camera wrote in an Instagram post. “We hope this gift will do just that and help them stay connected to their furry family while they fight for us on the frontline.”
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These are trying times for everyone and in an effort to support our community we want to gift our medical heroes a free Furbo! 🩺 Our vision has always been to bring joy and innovation to pet lovers worldwide. We hope this gift will do just that and help them stay connected to their furry family while they fight for us on the frontline. 💛 Thank you! Share this post with pawrents 🐾 in the medical field and swipe up in our “Support” highlight to apply! #AlwaysTogether🐶
Pet owners can receive alerts when their dogs are barking, and the two-way audio feature means you can communicate with your pet. There’s even a treat-tossing feature so you can provide positive reinforcement.
How To Apply
The offer is open only to medical professionals currently working at hospitals.
You will need to list:
- The number of animals you own and their names;
- The name of the hospital at which you work, including the city and state;
- Your full name and the country where you live;
- Your NPI or license number (or a detailed description of your job if you don’t have an NPI or license number);
- Your pet’s social media account, if they have one and
- Your email address.
Don’t wait to apply! Furbo does report on Instagram that they have received tens of thousands of applications. They are currently going through them and will notify those selected.