Keep Your Pet Safe with a Digital Database
Have you ever found yourself in one of these situations?
Each one is critical in its own way, yet they all share the same requirement:
The need for clear, current information.
Storing and updating your pet’s information is one of the best ways to ensure you are ready in emergency and everyday moments.
Whether you need to contact local shelters, track a microchip, or relay needed health details to your vet, having current pet information available can make all the difference.
The problem we most often encounter is that this information is stored in many different places, some on paper and some online, and we don’t always keep it current.
To solve this problem, we recommend creating a digital database for your pet. A digital database allows you to store your pet’s most important information in one secure and convenient location.
When you find an unfamiliar dog or cat roaming the neighborhood, what is the first thing you check?
The registration tags.
These often contain an address and telephone number, making the animal’s return a simple process of contacting the owner.
Unfortunately, not all pets wear ID tags. Several years ago, the New York Times published an article that revealed only 1 in 3 pet owners have their pets wear tags with current information.
Identification tags remain a smart option, but if you create an online pet profile, you can quickly send contact information to local shelters and animal control, giving you a better chance of being reunited with your pet.
Many of us elect to have microchips implanted in our pets. It is smart, safe, and ensures we can locate our pets even if they end up hundreds (or thousands) of miles away.
However, this works only if we register the microchip and know the unique number given to our pet.
By creating a digital database for your pet, you can include this information – contact numbers, microchip data, even medications – in a single location.
Have you ever forgotten to give your pet a prescription? Did you misplace the dosage information among a stack of other documents?
We want to keep our pets healthy, but sometimes – especially when our pet has several medical needs – it can be difficult to keep everything straight. This is one of the best uses of a digital database. You can enter medication details, set up reminders on your phone or smart device, and never worry about missing another dosage.
Whether you are traveling for business or going somewhere that is not pet-friendly, there are times when you must leave your furry friend with a professional boarding service or day care center. Imagine if the caretakers knew in advance critical information about your pet:
A boarding service with this information is now equipped to provide the highest-quality care to your pet. You can leave your pets in their care with the assurance that they are understood and treated well.
Using a Digital Database
A digital database can be used to store all important and relevant information about your pet. If you find yourself in a situation that requires these details, you can quickly access everything you need from your computer or smart phone.
Creating a single online resource will help you communicate with service providers, track medications and appointments, and provide detailed information to shelters and authorities if your pet ever goes missing. You will find that this tool provides a simple and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and security, no matter where you are.
Interested in starting your pet’s digital database?
Register at Pawzr to create a secure pet profile within minutes.
The Future of Pet Service is Digital
Earlier this year, we saw the release of the 2018-2019 U.S. Pet Market Outlook. The report outlines major trends in the pet market industry and indicates which sectors are poised for growth.
It confirms what we have known intuitively for years – the future of the pet services industry is digital.
What does this mean for pet owners?
It means finding and utilizing services is going to get a whole lot easier.
Technology is reshaping the industry as innovative companies explore new ways to provide needed services for their clients. For everyday pet owners, technological advances will lead to greater ease of use in several areas:
One important development is access to medical services. Online pet service firms can create databases of reputable vet offices for owners to visit and review. Many offices have already begun this transition, allowing clients to book appointments, refill prescriptions, and even make payments through their smartphone.
Perhaps of greater use is messaging systems that allow direct contact between pet owner and doctor. Instead of finding time in your day to call the vet office, you can send a quick message through an online portal, directly to doctor. Communication is much more streamlined, consistent, and ongoing, allowing medical professionals and owners to discuss treatment plans safely and conveniently.
As an increasing number of service providers go digital, finding and accessing these services will be easier than ever. Pawzr and other companies have created iOS and Android apps for clients. You can use the app to search for groomers in your area, read reviews, and book appointments.
If you are traveling and need a place for your pet to stay, you can find a robust database of local boarding services. And if you want your pet to join you on your vacation, you will have instant access to pet-friendly hotels and restaurants.
As we described in our article on digital databases, pet owners can now store their pet’s information online in a single location. This allows you to maintain updated records, keep track of prescriptions and appointments, and share your pet’s profile with service providers.
The biggest winners in all this?
Digital innovation means pet service providers can now create fully customized experiences for the animals they serve. You can send your pet’s profile to a boarding service, indicate your preferences, and be assured that your pet’s needs will be met.
Imagine communicating with your vet through online chat features, receiving updates on a procedure that your pet is undergoing while you are at work. Imagine a pop that reminds you that it is time to refill that prescription – or provides dosage instructions.
Imagine arriving at a hotel and then being greeted by the front desk with a bag of your pet’s favorite treats. Or going to a restaurant that already has a patio table reserved for you and your dog.
Sound too good to be true?
It already exists.
And as the 2018-2019 U.S. Pet Market Outlook indicates, this is only the beginning of app-based, highly personalized pet services.
Want to know more about the future of pet services?
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