Voyce Pro Helps Veterinarians and Pet Owners Fight Canine Obesity this “National Pet Obesity Awareness Day”
Remote Monitor assists with tracking progress, activity levels, and caloric burn
CHANTILLY, VA (October 12, 2016) – On October 12, in honor of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s “National Pet Obesity Awareness Day,” i4C Innovations Inc., dba Voyce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) and the creator of the Voyce Health and Wellness Management System™ and the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program™, is urging both veterinarians and pet owners to help better manage canine obesity via remote monitoring. Remote monitoring can assist with setting weight loss goals and tracking activity levels, progress, and caloric burn.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s website, an estimated 54 percent of dogs are considered overweight or obese. While obesity in pets can be the result of several influences, the risk factors associated with obesity in humans – like diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, heart disease, and cancer – also affect obese pets.
“As human waistlines have expanded, so have those of our pets,” said Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM and Director of Veterinary Medicine at Voyce. “Healthy weight loss or weight maintenance can actually extend the length and quality of your pet’s life in some cases, and there are many small changes veterinarians can help their clients make when it comes to reaching their dog’s weight loss goals.”
Using the patented Voyce Health Monitor™, Voyce Pro enables remote monitoring of canine patients’ key vital signs and health indicators, like resting heart and respiratory rates. Veterinarians can remotely manage conditions and treatments, receive a daily summary report, and are alerted when a change in health is detected that may require attention. Pet parents can also utilize unique and interactive features to track vital health trends; set goals and reminders; and receive tips, resources and advice from national health experts – tailored specifically to their individual dog.
While Voyce Pro can assist with weight loss and obesity, the monitoring system can also be used with difficult cases related to pain management, heart disease, post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation and behavior issues.
How the Program Works
Canine patients are enrolled in the Voyce Pro program based on a veterinary recommendation. The patient is provided a Voyce Health Monitor, worn comfortably around the dog’s neck. Data parameters are set for each patient, based on their individual conditions or needs, and the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program will alert the veterinarian if the key vital signs and wellness indicators move outside of those set parameters. Unprecedented biometric data collected from the Voyce Health Monitor will sync with the interactive and user-friendly Veterinary Dashboard – easily accessible from any web-enabled device – that provides access to information about each patient enrolled in the Voyce Pro program.
To learn more about Voyce Pro and obesity in dogs, please contact Shannon Stevens at Fetching Communications at 631.569.2285 or Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org. Product information and support for Voyce Pro is available at http://voycepro.com/.
Voyce is comprised of a diverse team of passionate individuals committed to building a suite of unique products and services for the companion animal market. As part of its comprehensive approach to pet wellness, Voyce brings a new era of personalized care to pets – where pet parents and veterinarians are empowered with unprecedented insights and tangible information about the health and wellbeing of each individual dog. I4C Innovations, dba Voyce, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. and is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. For more information, please visit http://voyce.com/.
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) provides innovative, information-based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better-informed life decisions. Under its IDENTITY GUARD® brand and other brands, the company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. The company’s subsidiary Habits at Work provides insurance and other services that help consumers manage risks and achieve personal goals. The company’s i4C Innovations subsidiary provides VOYCE™, a groundbreaking pet wellness monitoring system for pet owners and veterinarians. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the company was founded in 1996. To learn more, visit www.intersections.com.
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