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Healthy Pet Connect unveils new platform
The system helps share pet health data with veterinarians for effective monitoring and disease prevention.
Healthy Pet Connect (HPC) released its new platform and ecosystem that includes IOS, Android, and web versions of its research-proven Fit Pets for Rescues (FPR) weight management system. It offers accurate, connected scales and a pet-personalized feeding system at no cost to each subscriber as a limited-time promotion.
According to a company release, the basic HPC app is an interactive pet health platform that enables pet parents to enter the type/amounts of food, treats, weights, exercise, pictures, videos, and an estimate of Body Condition Score (BCS), similar to BMI in humans. The app informs and encourages pet parents to provide good nutrition and exercise but does not monetize through any food recommendations.
"We created the app for all pets, as prevention of disease is part of our veterinary oath. The study showed us that educating pet parents, getting reliable information easily to a pet's veterinarian, saving veterinary team time, is vital to treating & preventing obesity as a disease,” said Ken Lambrecht, DVM, CEO and co-founder of HPC, and medical director of FPR.
“Everything in our ecosystem is dog & cat friendly and based on established peer-reviewed veterinary medical guidelines (AAHA, AAFP, DACVN),” he added.
According to the release, subscriptions also offer discounts on validated peer-reviewed products and services related to preventive care.
Follow-up weights are obtained at a veterinary practice or via HPC connected dog scales that will be offered at select locations where large amounts of dogs gather (eg, busy daycares, resorts/boarding, and larger rescues). This provides continuous monitoring and precise dog weights that relieve the need for clinic visits for accessing an accurate scale.
A Fit Pets for Rescues contest/boot camp pilot is planned for its first nationwide audience in late 2022 or early 2023. Pet food and treat recall services and a comprehensive nutritional diary are planned for the 2nd and 3rd quarters this year.
Healthy Pet Connect launches its new platform (that now include free scales) to share pet home health data to a pet’s veterinarian to prevent disease. News release. Healthy Pet Connect. March 2, 2022. Accessed March 2, 2022.