What’s Weighing on Your Pet’s Health?
When’s the last time you weighed your pet? Like humans, it’s not unusual for your pet to sneak on a few extra pounds over the years. This extra weight can have serious implications for a pet’s overall health. That’s why it is important to identify what your pet’s ideal weight and actual weight are. The EZ Vet- Paw Watchers kiosk is the original pet scale kiosk that allows pet owners to evaluate if their pet is at a healthy weight, and will educate on ways to prevent pet obesity and offer solutions to correct the problem if needed.
Pet obesity is a serious issue in the United States, and growing. Pet obesity rates continued to increase in 2012, and with the number of overweight cats reaching an all-time high. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that 52.5% of dogs and 58.3% of cats are considered overweight or obese by their veterinarian. That equals approximately 80 million U.S. dogs and cats that are overweight, and now have an increased risk for weight-related disorders such as diabetes, osteoarthritis and hypertension. The EZ Vet- Paw Watchers kiosk offers a convenient way to help monitor a pet’s weight to make sure they do not fall into this growing trend.
Many pet owners have no idea, or want to admit, that their pet is overweight. They may guess their 9 pound Chihuahua is 2-3 pounds overweight and not think it’s a big deal. But those 3 little extra pounds is approximately 33% of their body weight. Can you image carrying around 33% extra weight? Many pet owners simply don’t know what the healthy weight range is for their pet’s breed, gender and age or understand why it is so important. The EZ Vet- Paw Watchers kiosk utilizes interactive cutting-edge technology to easily gather specifics about the pet and then generates a personalized free pet weight analysis.
EZ Vet launched the Paw Watchers kiosk concept in South Florida in 2013 and have several locations scheduled throughout the US for 2014. A clinical version will also available in 2014 for use in veterinary practices and animal hospitals. Paw Watchers is more than just a useful tool for monitoring a pet’s weight- it offers responsive marketing. The Paw Watchers kiosk is also a great tool for retailers and veterinarians with its automated email and texting system, data capture and analysis and instant coupon generation to promote product and service sales.