New Pet Health App Aids in Diabetes Management
PetDialog app and newly revised website offer more convenience,
more resources for pet owners, veterinarians
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (Aug 24, 2016) – Pet owners can now quickly and easily report a diabetic dog’s or cat’s blood glucose readings to their veterinarian with a touch of a smartphone using the PetDialogTM diabetes management app from Zoetis.
PetDialogTM features a timeline that displays all of a pet’s daily activities such as walks, meals, treats and administered medications. The app also serves as a more accessible way to record a pet’s blood glucose levels obtained through the AlphaTRAK® Blood Glucose Monitoring System.
“Diabetes is a manageable disease. Tools that help pet owners with tracking and forwarding information to their veterinarians, that also create a better quality of life for pets, result in better outcomes,” said Chris Demiris, marketing director, U.S. Diagnostics, Zoetis. “Our new mobile app and online resources help accomplish just that.”
When pet owners register their AlphaTRAK 2 meter, they will be able to record and easily email the pet’s blood glucose and insulin readings to their veterinarian for review. The veterinarian downloads the data and works directly with the pet owner to manage insulin therapy. Pet owners should always follow a veterinarian’s instructions for adjusting insulin.
Creating a pet’s health story helps veterinarians gain a more complete picture of its health through the app while supporting the delivery of the best professional advice and care. The PetDialogTM app is available now for download from iTunes and Google Play stores.
New Resources Available Online
The new AlphaTRAK website offers pet owners and veterinarians various resources including how-to videos, articles, podcasts, and infographics that focus on pet diabetes management. At-home management includes using the best tools for at-home blood glucose monitoring. Using a blood glucose meter specifically calibrated for dogs and cats is key. The AlphaTRAK 2 meter is used by three out of four U.S. veterinary hospitals,1 and can be purchased from veterinarians in the clinic, or online at American Diabetes Warehouse and American Diabetes Supply (by pet owners or veterinarians).
With consistent management, diabetes can have a minimal impact on the daily life of a pet and its owner. Now, with mobile tools and more relevant resources, that management just got easier. For more information, go to www.alphatrakmeter.com.
Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2015, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.
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1 Data on file, AlphaTRAK sales data 2012-2014, Zoetis LLC
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