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dvm360® product report: ear dehumidifier, plus dental artificial intelligence and more
Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products
Vet Talks Video Series by Pet Food Institute
Vet Talks features Danielle Conway, DVM, and educates consumers on achieving and maintaining an ideal body condition for their dogs and cats through sound nutrition. It addresses some of the most frequent questions surrounding pet food labels, ingredients, nutrients, and feeding guidelines.
Dearbuds Ear Dehumidifier for Pets
Dearbuds Pet Edition manages ear humidity for cats and dogs. This new digital device measures ear humidity quietly, with speed and accuracy. The delicate air circulation ensures safe, irritation-free use. It monitors ear humidity and temperature, using this information to adjust to optimal conditions to keep pets’ ears healthy.
Vetsource Payment Processing Service
This new payment processing service offers competitive rates by removing hidden fees from third parties. Such fees often are associated with payment processing. As a result, there is less transaction-related stress for the client, and the practice saves time on administrative work. Clients can pay in the way that best meets their needs, including text-to-pay.
VetPawer’s AVA Chat veterinary assistant
VetPawer’s AVA Chat couples the power of OpenAI GPT-3 with the efficiency and relevance of connecting to practice management software. The artificial intelligence service aims to provide accurate, contextually appropriate data to clients on general veterinary topics, practice specifics, and their pet’s information on file. It automatically schedules appointments, refills prescriptions, and more. The service can be delivered via a chat on the practice’s website or by email, and directly through the practice’s phone using AVA Voice.
Hill’s Prescription Diet ONC Care
Hill’s Pet Nutrition has unveiled its Prescription Diet ONC Care, a new diet designed to feed and support pets with cancer. It aims to maintain muscle mass through high-quality protein, utilizes ActivBiome+ support for healthy digestion, and contains tasty, easy-to-chew kibble to help pets maintain their appetite. Hill’s Prescription Diet ONC Care can be purchased at veterinary clinics and pet specialty stores but requires veterinary direction and supervision.
The Dental Artificial Veterinary Investigation Device (D.A.V.I.D.)
The Dental Artificial Veterinary Investigation Device (D.A.V.I.D.) is a fast, advanced learning, medical artificial intelligence program that investigates and identifies pathology on dental radiographs and photographs. Developed by an Australian veterinary dental specialist, D.A.V.I.D. provides an explanation of the pathology and a suggested treatment plan to decrease incorrect diagnosis and prevent unnecessary dental procedures.