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Pet Insight Project

A pioneering mission to collect and interpret the health stories of hundreds of thousands of dogs to improve the lives of pets everywhere.  

Mission Statement

Your pet’s behavior offers extraordinary, yet often hidden, insights into his or her well-being. By observing pets’ behavior and health histories with unprecedented detail and scale, we seek to detect previously unseen patterns that are early indicators of changes in well-being. We strive to provide pet owners and caregivers with groundbreaking insights to enable a new era of proactive, preventive care for pets.

We are asking dog owners to help us gather data that may improve the lives of all pets - and have fun in the process!

Together, we’ll take pet care to a new level on our mission to help pets live healthier, happier lives.

Our History

Pet Insight Project - a team of veterinarians, data scientists, and technologists - launched in 2018 in partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital and Whistle Labs, distributing 100,000 Whistle FIT Health Monitors to Banfield Pet Hospital dog owners. 

Over the next few years, this cohort of Banfield “citizen scientists” dog owners would contribute tens of thousands of videos of their dogs to the Pet Insight Project team, supporting the development of FilterNET, a machine learning architecture that translates accelerometer data from a Whistle device into canine behavior - like scratching and eating.

Banfield’s Electronic Medical Record system - the largest custom-built practice management and electronic veterinary health record system in the world - enriches this canine behavior dataset by providing reliable insight into the health histories of Whistle-wearing dogs in the Citizen Scientist program.

Today, the Pet Insight Team continues to investigate the intersections of these canine behaviors and health histories, creating new product features to help pet owners care for their pets, and partnering with researchers to enable new discoveries.

Contribute to Pet Insight

The Pet Insight Project community continues to push canine health research forward with data contributions like training videos, survey responses, and medical histories. Any dog owner with a Whistle device is welcome to join the project!

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Pet Insight for Researchers

Pet Insight works with researchers to help answer the most challenging questions in canine health, supporting researchers with behavioral data exports, and protocol development and execution. Ready to partner?

Send us an inquiry

We’re here 10am - 6pm EST Monday - Saturday
Phone: 1-855-999-0471

1-year warranty

If you experience any technical issues within one year of purchase, we'll troubleshoot and replace the device without charge if necessary. 

Read more on our FAQ page

Health monitoring 

Track licking, scratching, eating, drinking, and sleeping to get a comprehensive picture of your pet’s health.

Fitness features

Set personalized activity goals based on breed, weight, and age. Track distance traveled, calories burned, and hours of rest.

GPS tracking

Know your pet’s exact location with GPS tracking powered by AT&T's 4G LTE-M network. Subscription plan required.

Ask a vet

Have a pet care question? Get free access to vet expertise through chat, call, video, and email.

24-Hour timeline

Get a detailed breakdown of their day to see when they were resting, playing, and exercising. 

Food calculator

Find out exactly how much food to give them based on their breed, weight, age, and brand of dog food.