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Wearable devices keep pets, owners connected online

People who feel guilty about leaving their pets home alone have a new way to ease their feelings of guilt: wearable technology.

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Anyone who's owned a pet will recognize the feeling immediately: Guilt by separation.

It occurs most often in working people who have to leave their pets home alone while they earn money to cover the food and veterinary bills.
Tom Emrich of We Are Wearables says pet owners can choose among a wide range of products to stay connected with the animals they love. (Twitter)

But now there's a way to reassure your pet, even play with it for a few minutes online: wearable technology.

The industry has evolved to include all kinds of handy tools to help pet owners and it's growing fast, according to Tom Emrich.

CBC Sudbury Morning North radio show host Markus Schwabe heard more from Emrich, a wearable tech expert and the founder of We Are Wearables:

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