Pet owners can now be sure the pet food they feed their pet is based on their pet’s ancestry and overall health profile. Petnet 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 for their pet.
With this integration, it’s the companies’ hope that 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 and 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.”
According to Petnet, the announcement demonstrates its 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.