GUELPH, Ontario, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MyPetED mobile applications for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, launched today by LifeLearn, Inc., offer dog and cat owners a secure spot to keep vital pet information handy at all times. It’s the first app that allows pet owners to maintain a complete profile of their pets’ health background, instantly contact their veterinarian, and access other helpful services for their pets.
Created as an extension of www.MyPetED.com, a new web site resource for pet owners that LifeLearn launched in January, the MyPetED apps also allow pet owners to browse more than 100 pet health articles written by veterinarians, adopt a pet through pet rescue shelters across the country, post a lost pet within the network, and locate the owner of a missing pet.
“The MyPetED app can be especially valuable in urgent pet health situations,” said James Carroll, CEO of the veterinary division of LifeLearn, Inc. “Imagine a dog owner traveling with her dog, which suddenly starts to shake and vomit. The owner clicks on the MyPetED app on her iPhone and finds an article on vomiting in dogs and cats, which not only gives her good information but also directs her to contact her veterinarian.
“She then uses the MyPetED app to locate an emergency veterinarian in her area, and when she arrives, she has access to her pet’s medical history: vaccinations, screenings, current medications, weight, diet, last veterinarian visit, and previous health problems. This is just one of the many scenarios that MyPetED apps are designed to support.”
MyPetED cannot replace a veterinarian’s care, but it can provide access to credible information that pet owners and veterinarians can use together particularly when so much misinformation is available on the Internet. With the MyPetED web site and apps, veterinarians will have to spend less time re-educating their clients, and pet owners will be more empowered to make good pet health decisions based on veterinarian recommendations.
Dr. Lynn Buzhardt of The Animal Center in Zachary, Louisiana, said, “There’s nothing better than this app for busy, conscientious pet owners who want to keep up with their pet’s care. I’d be delighted to have my clients enter our exam rooms with insights into their pet’s condition, as well as a complete picture of their pet’s medical history. When I ask questions about a pet’s medical history, owners often don’t know the answers. The MyPetED app can eliminate these issues for veterinarians and equip them to better care for their patients.”
MyPetED is a product of LifeLearn, Inc., an educational publisher and interactive digital media developer. LifeLearn’s mission is to Bring Learning to Life through the development of leading educational resources for life sciences professionals, improving the health and welfare of human and animal patients around the world. LifeLearn began in 1993 as part of the Veterinary Continuing Education program at the Ontario Veterinary College. Today, LifeLearn is a privately held company with headquarters in Guelph, Ontario. For more information about MyPetED, visit www.MyPetED.com.