Smart pet monitor comparison chart
Sarah Mouton Dowdy, a former associate content specialist for dvm360.com, is a freelance writer and editor in Kansas City, Missouri.
Two smart pet monitors diverged on a chart. Which one will your veterinary practice take?
Editor's note: As of December 1, 2016, Voyce is no longer in business.
While there are many (MANY) smart pet monitors on the market, Voyce Pro and PetPace are the only ones to include a veterinary component-so that's why they're the only two to earn a spot on this comparison chart.
PetPace EXPERT: Veterinarians only
PetPace offers an EXPERT plan that's only available to veterinarians. For $125 per collar and a $40 monthly fee, veterinary teams gain access to advanced monitoring reports and analytics, full alert customization, integration with practice management software and an implementation program.
These two manufacturers say the collars allow veterinary staff to remotely monitor a pet's key vital signs and wellness indicators in its home environment or while in the hospital-objective data that can be used to facilitate early diagnosis and evaluate treatment efficacy. They can also send notifications when the signs being measured deviate from a range pre-determined for the individual pet.
Both Voyce Pro and PetPace can be especially useful in monitoring senior pets and pets with chronic medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis and heart disease. PetPace is also designed to assist with pre- and post-operative monitoring and in hospitalized patients when minimal handling is a must.
While the following chart is by no means comprehensive, it should serve as an overview and starting point for further research.
Click on the image to download a printable chart.Both Voyce Pro and PetPace PET have online components for access to your patients' data at any time, but you'll want to spend some time on their websites to determine which configuration best suits your practice and learn more about their on-site training and ongoing support.