LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pet owners can now be sure that the pet food they feed their pet is based on their pet’s ancestry and overall health profile. Petnet today announced an integration agreement with leading pet health diagnostics company Petnostics. The agreement means Petnet customers can benefit from Petnostics’ intelligent health diagnostics technology to ensure their pets receive the right food.
With this integration, pet owners can make better-informed food decisions for their pets. Petnet’s algorithms already use data on a pet’s breed, age, activity and environment and recommend food choices accordingly. Now, with Petnostics health data, owners can also learn if their pets have a health condition that can be improved through diet and adjust their pets’ menu accordingly.
“Petnostics fits perfectly with Petnet’s vision, which is to improve pet health and happiness through smarter feeding,” said Carlos Herrera, CEO of Petnet. “Now, equipped with accurate diagnostic information from Petnostics, owners can learn what, if any, health conditions their pets might have and fine-tune their diet to address the condition.”
The Petnostics solution is an at-home urine test for dogs and cats. Owners can use one of two screening kits to test for potential health issues. There’s a urine test cup for a general screen of pet health. The Petnostics smartphone app scans the cup and displays test results instantly. For pets with chronic conditions like UTI, diabetes, or bladder stones, there are disease-specific test strips (the same strips vets use) to monitor these conditions.
“If you’ve ever wished your pet could tell you when something is wrong, this is your answer,” said Stephen Chen, Founder & CEO at Petnostics. “With our easy-to-use test kits, pet parents can detect conditions early on and work with their veterinarian to prevent them from becoming more serious. You can also monitor existing chronic conditions and be alerted to any changes.”
Today’s announcement demonstrates Petnet’s growing commitment to pet health. It follows Petnet’s announcement earlier this year of its next-generation SmartFeeder automatic pet feeder, which is integrated with smart home devices like Amazon Alexa, Nest Cam and Google Assistant. The SmartFeeder brings owners an easy, innovative and accurate way to adjust their pet’s food and servings to match activity, breed and lifestyle. In just a few easy steps, the Petnet app can guide portion control and make food recommendations specific to the pet.
Petnet’s underlying technology analyzes a broad array of data using a variety of algorithms and then turns that intelligence into actionable advice for pet owners. This data-driven, custom-tailored approach gives pet owners better insights and advice for shaping a pet’s diet to help ensure healthier pets.
Petnet’s data-intensive approach to matching foods to the unique profile of each animal means healthier, happier pets across the nation. Now, thanks to Petnet’s partnership with Petnostics, owners can take even better care of their best friends.
Petnet is a leading provider of pet-owner empowerment technologies. Petnet helps owners stay connected with their pet’s health through cutting-edge technologies. Petnet products are driven by a team of designers, engineers and pet food experts who are committed to digitizing the pet industry through next-generation products for pet owners. The SmartFeeder was awarded the prestigious 2015 Consumer Electronics Association (CES) Innovation Award. The CES Innovation Awards are given to products that reflect innovative design and engineering in cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market. Learn more about Petnet at www.petnet.io.
Petnostics helps pet parents keep their pets happy and healthy through a line of at-home urine test products. Using the same diagnostic test strips that veterinarians use in their clinics and with results easily shareable, Petnostics makes healthy living easier for pet families. With Petnostics, a lifetime of love is only a scan away.