How can I make sure the Activity Goal is right for my pet?

First, make sure that your Pet Profile data (weight, height, birthday, if your pet is neutered etc.) is as accurate as possible. Here is how to measure your pet’s height:

  • For dogs: Measure from the floor to the top of the withers (highest point of its shoulder blades).
  • For cats: Measure the length of the lower back leg from the knee to the ankle

If no Activity Goal is selected or such data provided, Tractive will use average statistical information for the pet type (dog or cat) to set these values for you.

Although we provide you with a suggested goal based on data we have collected from thousands of pets, a healthy amount of exercise is very individual and can vary depending on the type of pet, breed, size, weight, age, and health condition.

Use the Activity Monitoring feature consistently over several days and weeks to learn what is normal for your pet and based on this information, change the Activity Goal for your four-legged friend if necessary. You can tap the calendar icon in the Activity tab to view if the number of active minutes your furry friend achieves is increasing or decreasing over time.




After seven days, you’ll also be able to use the comparison charts in your pet’s Activity Summary to see how their activity level compares to that of similar pets. Just tap More next to Active in the Activity tab to view this information. Feel free to change the Activity Goal for your four-legged friend if necessary. 




Note: As each pet is unique, this information will provide you with a general guideline only. When using your Activity Summary, keep factors like your pet's health and lifestyle in mind.

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