Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products
The Wildlife Rescue app is a joint initiative by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the New South Wales Wildlife Council. The mobile app identifies the closest licensed wildlife rescue group to your location and, at the touch of a button, you will be connected to someone for assistance if you have found a sick, injured, or orphaned animal. The app is currently available only in Australia.
Open Farm, a pet food company in North America, has released Know Your Footprint, an online experience that allows pet owners to see the carbon footprint of all Open Farm products and identify lower-carbon-emitting products throughout its portfolio. This aligns with Open Farm’s commitment to lowering its carbon footprint and providing full ingredient transparency.
DOG by Dr Lisa is an Australian luxury pet skincare and lifestyle start-up product line, which has now launched in the United States. Founder and CEO Lisa Chimes, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS, is a veterinarian and pet owner who aimed to create thoughtful, natural products to address pet skin care needs. The line includes wipes, leave-in conditioner, cologne, body wash, bath brush, urine cleaner, and lick mat.
The Tile for Cats collar attachment has a 250-ft Bluetooth range, providing felines the freedom to venture about while their owners can track them. The accessory kit is compatible with Android and iPhone devices and can be used with or without a Tile Premium subscription. The Tile Sticker’s nonremovable battery lasts for up to 3 years, and the sticker can be easily replaced once the battery runs out. The durable silicone collar accessory sits close to the cat’s neck, fits most cat collars, and can be stretched without tearing or losing its form. A special coating prevents fur, dirt, and dust from sticking to it. The sticker is compatible with voice-assisted finding via Alexa, Google, and Siri for hands-free feline locating.
Artie has introduced new, artisan-inspired, portioned pet meals that are ready to serve in minutes. Artie was selected as 1 of 5 winners of the Pet Care Innovation Prize awarded by Purina. Each Artie meal is formulated by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and is portioned in recyclable, shelf-stable cups that are shipped directly to the client each month. Artie is made with a blend of freeze-dried and dehydrated meat, fruits, vegetables, and grains. Meals are prepared at home through the Artie countertop appliance. The appliance scans the meal cup and delivers a preprogrammed combination of steam and hot water to cook and prepare each meal.
The Infection Prevention Leader Certificate Program from the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America will provide participants with the knowledge needed to reduce the risk of spreading infection and create a safer workplace for team members, patients, and clients. The certificate program consists of 4 complimentary RACE-approved courses and 5 hours of continuing education credit. The 4 courses include: Pathogens and Disease Transmission; Infection Prevention; Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization; and Implementation and Communication.