Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Unlike humans, dogs are unable to cool themselves through sweating. Instead, dogs rely on less efficient methods such as panting and are therefore at an increased risk of heat exhaustion, which can escalate into heat stroke. A dog’s normal body temperature is typically 100°F- 102.5°F. Heat exhaustion is typically classified as a body temperature over…

Pet Safety in Summer

Summer weather brings many dangers to your pet – while a few are outlined in this blog post, be sure to talk with your veterinarian about hazards specific to your area and dog’s breed.  Barbecues and Bonfires: While cookouts and campfires are fun summer traditions, and a great opportunity to meet new neighbors, these can…

Connecting MeasureON! to Wi-Fi

Connecting MeasureON! to Wi-Fi is a simple process, which has been broken down into a series of easy to follow steps. Before beginning, identify the harness serial number (specifically the last 3 digits), the Wi-Fi SSID (network name) and password, and ensure bluetooth on the mobile device is turned on. 1. Open the VetMeasure app…

Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Our team at VetMeasure is passionate about the health and well-being of all animals, so it should be no surprise that we are recognizing Adopt a Shelter Pet Day today! Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is designed to encourage the adoption of animals from a shelter. To celebrate this holiday, many shelters reduce their adoption…

Pet First Aid Month

April is the American Red Cross’s Pet First Aid Month. While VetMeasure has shared tips on Poison Prevention and the importance of having a Pet Preparedness Plan in previous blog posts, we also wanted to share some key items to include in a Pet First Aid Kit. Contact Information: Including a note card with your…

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Your veterinarian probably encourages you to follow a flea and tick prevention regimen for your dog, and may also recommend testing for Lyme disease. But what is Lyme disease, how can you prevent it, and what do you expect if your dog is diagnosed with Lyme disease? VetMeasure is here to help you decode this…

Pet Poison Prevention

While your home may be “dog-friendly”, complete with leashes next to the door and pet hair on the couch, your home may also be hiding some dangerous hazards for your dog. Pet parents need to be able to identify these risks and be prepared for an emergency. Common household hazards include certain foods, chemicals, and…

MeasureON! Harness Updates

As the MeasureON! product commercial launch nears, our engineering team, Sapien, has been hard at work to make MeasureON! more accurate and user-friendly through additional alerts and warnings. The latest version of the harness firmware sends alerts to the app if it recognizes that the dog is laying on its side, under a heating blanket,…

Beat the Heat Month

February is known as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month – or, “Beat the Heat” month. Choosing to spay or neuter your dog has many benefits including keeping them healthier, better behaved, and preventing unplanned litters. Your veterinarian can make the appropriate recommendations as to the age your dog should undergo the surgery. While dogs as young as…

Pet Safety in Winter

It is late January, but winter is here in full strength – and we are feeling its effects! It is important to keep in mind your pets’ health during the winter months, just like you would for the heat in the summer. The cold can increase or worsen some symptoms or chronic issues, like arthritis,…