11 Jan NEW TECH AIMS TO HELP PET OWNERS DETECT PAIN DURING ANIMAL PAIN AWARENESS MONTH
PetPace promotes Animal Pain Awareness Month and how smart collar technology can help pet owners know their dogs and cats better.
BURLINGTON, Mass. – September is Animal Pain Awareness Month and PetPace, the producer of a leading smart collar health monitor for dogs and cats, wants pet owners to know their options for identifying symptoms of pain, aging and illness.
In 2015, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management began recognizing September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness, educate pet owners about acute and chronic pain symptoms, encourage recognition of animal pain and take action by seeking veterinary care.
Because it can be difficult for the average pet owner to notice subtle changes in a pet’s behavior that indicate pain, technology like PetPace is becoming more heavily relied on to spot pain and medical complications.
PetPace was created by veterinarians and animal-lovers looking for a way to improve the health of pets, and to provide peace of mind to pet owners. The idea behind inventing a non-invasive, health monitoring smart collar was to quickly identify impending health concerns and monitor existing medical conditions.
The device allows pet owners to track vital signs like temperature, pulse, respiration, heart rate variability (HRV), activity, positions and calories. It will send alerts to the owner through a smartphone application if any of these parameters become abnormal.
“More times than not, pet owners are unaware of illness and pain that their pet may be experiencing. If health issues aren’t identified quickly, it can not only affect their pet’s quality of life, but also limit treatment options,” said Dr. Ira Zaslow, a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and founder of Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists. “Smart collar technology like PetPace gives pet owners and veterinary professionals a better tool to understand pet health.”
In addition to receiving smartphone alerts of impending medical emergencies, PetPace’s mobile application provides an in-depth look into nearly every metric of a pet’s health. Recorded data is displayed in an easy-to-understand graphic interface, which allows pet owners to monitor specific aspects of a pet’s health over time. This feature is especially useful for owners of older or sick pets.
According to a recent survey, four out of five veterinarians recommend a health monitoring collar like PetPace for older or sick pets. To learn more visit www.petpace.com.
“Most importantly, we hope pet owners will recognize that there is an option out there to be alerted if their pets are in pain or not feeling well,” said Dr. Asaf Dagan, chief veterinary scientist at PetPace.
PetPace was founded in 2012 to bring peace of mind to pet owners and prevent unnecessary pain and suffering for dogs and cats through improved pet health and quality of life. PetPace specializes in the remote monitoring of pet vital signs by utilizing advanced analytical methods and alerting models. The company’s low power, wireless collar is fitted with an array of sensors that report abnormal vital signs within established physiological and behavioral parameters. Once an abnormal sign or behavior is detected, a sophisticated cloud-based analytical engine evaluates the signs and if needed, sends an immediate alert regarding any suspected condition. This allows the owner or the vet to take preemptive action to protect the pet’s health. For more information about PetPace real-time pet health monitoring, visit http://PetPace.com