“The sooner an animal poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat a pet,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT, Associate Director of Veterinary Services at Pet Poison Helpline
Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) June 28, 2016
VitusVet, a mobile app solutions provider, has partnered with Pet Poison Helpline, a 24/7 animal poison control center, to give pet owners and veterinary professionals access to potentially lifesaving information from an app on their mobile phones. Pet Poison Helpline has managed over one million cases since its inception over 12 years ago, and provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals, and exotic species. Both VitusVet and Pet Poison Helpline share the common goal to improve the health and well-being of pets, and the partnership will allow both companies to save even more lives in an innovative, and always accessible manner.
Within the VitusVet app, pet owners and veterinary professionals now have another quick, easy way to contact Pet Poison Helpline’s poison control center and start a consultation in case of an emergency. “The sooner an animal poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat a pet,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT, Associate Director of Veterinary Services at Pet Poison Helpline. “VitusVet’s app is used by thousands of pet owners and veterinary professionals, and together even more pets can be helped, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day.”
The VitusVet app now also serves as a resource for emergency instructions if a pet is poisoned, giving owners a guide to first response care. Pet Poison Helpline’s comprehensive database contains 250+ potential poisons, including foods, drugs, chemicals and plants commonly found in the home and yard that are poisonous to pets. Each entry contains a description, list of symptoms, and a full color photo, which is helpful for identifying poisonous plants and flowers on sight.
“VitusVet’s cloud-based mobile app gives pet owners the ability to access, track, and share their pet’s complete medical information whenever, and wherever, to help create a better health outcome for the pet,” said Mark Olcott, DVM, MBA, CEO/ Co-Founder of VitusVet. “Partnering with Pet Poison Helpline will give app users even more health resources to make sure pets stay safe and healthy.”
The VitusVet app will allow pet owners to be prepared and ensure that they have complete access to the Pet Poison Helpline and their pet’s medical records.
VitusVet was founded by Mark Olcott, DVM, MBA and Kalpesh Raval, MBA, in 2013 as a solution to better share vet records between general practitioners, emergency veterinarians, and specialists in an industry that communicates through outdated technology. Downloading VitusVet’s mobile application allows pet owners to have access to their pet’s complete medical information - among many other features - if they ever need to share it with other veterinarians, friends/family, or boarding kennels. For more information about VitusVet, please visit: http://www.vitusvet.com
About Pet Poison Helpline:
Pet Poison Helpline, an animal poison control center based out of Minneapolis, is available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. The staff provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species. As the most cost-effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $49 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline is available in North America by calling 844-442-0881. Additional information can be found online at http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com.