Activ4Pets offers many services to keep your pet healthy whenever, wherever you need it. From timely on-line consultations with your trusted veterinarian to simple prescription refills and medical history information requests, Activ4Pets is there to provide a seamless, easy-to-use, fully integrated pet health care system. Our services include: 1) cloud-based pet record storage, 2) video, audio, text, chat, and email consultation with your veterinarian, 3) referral services to pet poison and pet emergency hotlines, 4) advice regarding which pet insurance is right for you, 4) scheduling help and reminders for veterinary appointments for your pets, 5) storage and tracking of important dietary and behavioral data above and beyond what your vet keeps in the medical record, 6) help with paperwork for interstate and international travel with your pet, and 7) simple prescription refill coordination as prescribed by your veterinarian.
CLOUD-BASED PET RECORD STORAGE
This is our most useful service. With our service, if you are visiting a new veterinarian, you will have at your fingertips all your pet’s records, including X-rays, full vaccine history, ongoing problems such as diabetes or heart disease, medication history, allergies, surgical history, bloodwork, and travel history. No longer will you need to wait for records to be faxed to the new veterinarian’s office from the previous veterinarian. This can save precious time should you have a pet-related emergency while traveling with your pet or while your regular veterinarian is not available. The detail of our records repository is unmatched, and your pet records are kept private and secure between you and your veterinarian.
REMOTE CONSULTATION WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN
Perhaps our most appreciated service, our veterinary consults allow you to work with your veterinarian to answer any questions you might have about your pet’s health care. We facilitate video, audio, text, chat, email and phone conversations with your veterinarian so you can feel safe and secure that you have access to your veterinarian. With our application, you can share videos of your pet’s behavior so your veterinarian can help you decide if that little cough, that strange circling behavior, that dizziness, or that persistent licking might be a sign that you need to come in for a visit. Furthermore, your veterinarian will have access to all relevant history during your consult. This service will help you to decide within the established structure of your relationship with your veterinarian whether or not a visit to an emergency clinic is warranted or if you can rest easy for the night.
REFERALL SERVICES TO PET POISON AND PET EMERGENCY HOTLINES
Sometimes pets eat things they shouldn’t, and they may get exposed to toxins that can create medical problems. Our referral services will put you in contact immediately with pet poison and pet emergency hotlines at the touch of a button. When seconds count, we can reduce the time required to search for the correct hotlines and can direct you to those who can provide accurate, timely, concrete, and correct information.
ADVICE REGARDING WHICH PET INSURANCE IS RIGHT FOR YOU
We strongly recommend pet health insurance for all our customers. When taking the time to decide on which pet insurance is correct for you, the data can be overwhelming. We will help you decide if you need an insurance that will cover routine care primarily, or one that will cover catastrophic events more fully. We can compare insurance rates for you, and we can provide advice on which insurance coverage is more widely accepted in your region. Pet insurance eliminates many of the agonizing decisions that might need to be made regarding your pet in an emergency, it provides peace of mind during traveling, and it often reduces the overall cost you pay for pet care. We will help you with this decision.
VETERINARY APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING HELP
We can provide a one-stop reference point for all your scheduling. Our scheduling app is fully integrated with Google CalendarTM and other common smartphone calendar apps, so that when you set up an appointment with your veterinarian or veterinary specialist it is placed on your calendar with the touch of a button. Furthermore, we will send you reminders about your appointment 24 hours prior to the visit. The reminder will include the phone number and address of the appointment, so you will be able to call or plug the address in to your GPS on your phone and you will be directed to the proper place at the proper time.
STORAGE AND TRACKING OF VETERINARY DATA NOT KEPT IN THE MEDICAL RECORD
Some medical conditions require close monitoring above and beyond what is kept at the veterinarian’s office. Examples include records of seizures, weight, blood glucose, behavioral data such as aggression or anxiety, and sequential photographs of changing skin lesions. These data are important to your pet’s health, but they cannot be monitored by daily visits to the veterinarian. Our repository provides a location to keep these records so when you visit the veterinarian for a progress visit, you can share the data with her in a concise and informative format to aid in health care decision making. This invaluable service will help in fine tuning things like seizure management, weight control, diabetes care, anxiety and aggression reduction, and immune mediated skin disease, to name just a few.
PAPERWORK FOR INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Interstate and international travel with your pet can be a paperwork nightmare. Let us help you with the USDA-APHIS travel forms, Rabies Certificates, and international forms required for smooth travel for your pet. We can store on-line copies of certificates required for travel, and we can advise you on which forms need to be filled out for the country or state you are visiting. Keep in mind, however, that electronic copies of travel forms (even signed PDF’s) may not suffice for travel to all places – original forms signed by your veterinarian are usually required.
PRESCRIPTION REFILL COORDINATION
Some prescription refills are routine and do not require a visit to your veterinarian. We can help with those refills by contacting your on-line or brick-and-mortar pharmacy and having them filled. All you need to do is contact us and, for certain medications, we will send the prescription on to your pharmacy for pick up or mailing to your house. We are able to do this for prescription refills ordered by your veterinarian only, but it might save you the cost of a veterinary visit to an unknown veterinarian should you run out of medication while traveling, or when your veterinarian is unavailable.
THE FUTURE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
At Activ4Pets we remain on the cutting edge of veterinary medical technology. We envision a world where pet health care parallels human health care, with remote monitoring devices and biometric data gathering, client-patient-veterinarian video conferencing, team-based casework, precision diagnostics, and individually prescribed therapeutics all occur under the supervision of your personal veterinarian. We will be here to facilitate these advances, and you can count on Active4Pets to always deliver user-friendly, mobile health solutions that allow pet owners all over the world to provide safer, healthier, happier lives for their pets.