Mella Pet Care in partnership with Petspiration Group is making the Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer available for at-home care for pets in Australia.
The thermometer is revolutionising the way we care for our pets at home, with the first of its kind technology to measure temperatures as accurately as humans under the hindleg or foreleg of the animal. This world-first technology is quick, non-invasive can can also be shared with your vet.
The Petspiration Group CEO, Shane Young, says “We know there is a real need for non-invasive, at-home care tools for pets, and at The Petspiration Group our priority is finding innovations that make the lives of pets and pet parents easier. The Group is proud to partner exclusively with Mella Pet Care to bring pet parents of Australia best in class technology that actually makes a difference to the future of home pet care. With the introduction of Mella Home to PETstock, we are a step closer to understanding how our pets are feeling – something I know, as a dedicated pet parent, I’m always thinking about.”
The Animal Medicines Australia Pet Ownership 2022 Report found that 68% of pet owners had considered not going to the vet when they needed to, driven partly by cost considerations. The Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer is a game-changer and must-have for pet owners to care for their furry friends at home.
Dr Sasha Nefedova, General Manager PETstock VET, said, “The Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer, allows pet owners to measure their pet’s temperature confidently and accurately at home, by placing the thermometer under the animal’s foreleg. Rectal thermometers can severely stress certain pets, so this is a game changer, giving pet parents peace of mind that they’re doing everything they can to provide the best possible care to their pets.”
“Just like we have first aid kits on hand for ourselves, I’d encourage all pet parents to consider a first aid kit for their pets, particularly if you’re taking your pet travelling to new locations. Along with bandages, tape and tweezers, the Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer is an essential pet care item for first aid kits at home or on the go.”
Mella Home provides guidance if the temperature results are irregular, and can help determine when pet owners should get medical help, as well as being a tool for enabling effective telehealth visits at home. The thermometer can be used in the following situations:
- If your pet is showing signs of illness such as ear infection, vomiting, allergies, stomach issues, abdominal pain
- If your pet seems low in energy or not like themselves
- If your pet is limping or seems in pain
- To check for heat exhaustion or overheating
- After an operation of vaccination
- Before a vet visit where stress can elevate temperature
- Before and after your pet goes to day-care or gets boarded
The Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer will display the temperature reading on the thermometer screen, and also to your mobile using the Mella Home app. By setting up a profile for your pet within the app, Mella Home allows pet owners access to useful temperature data tracking, and can also share the results of your pet’s temperature check automatically to your veterinarian in real-time.
Available exclusively at PETstock, the Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer has a RRP of AUD$84.38.