Omnis Health, maker of innovative, value-driven blood glucose monitoring systems, has launched the GlucoPAW Blood Glucose Monitoring System. GlucoPAW is specifically designed to help dog and cat owners accurately, easily, affordably and safely test their pet’s glucose levels.
Canine and feline diabetes can almost always be successfully managed when treated with insulin, and with regular testing and correct treatment, pets with diabetes can live a normal and healthy life, according to Omnis Health. An accurate and safe blood glucose monitoring system is a critical tool to assist pet owners in helping to monitor and manage their pet’s glucose levels, the company added.
“We recognized a critical need to introduce a blood glucose monitoring system specifically to support the needs of pet owners,” said Cathy Pereira, executive vice president, global sales and marketing for Omnis Health in Nashville, Tenn. “The fact that GlucoPAW is designed especially for use with dogs and cats helps ensure more accurate results and certainly provides a higher level of confidence among pet owners.”
In 2015, U.S. pet owners will spend an estimated $14.39 billion on supplies and over-the-counter medicine, and an estimated $60.59 billion will be spent on pets overall in the U.S., according to the American Pet Products Association. That includes pet owners who regularly visit retail pharmacies to purchase insulin and other accessories to help them manage their pet’s diabetes. The GlucoPAW Blood Glucose Monitoring System represents another helpful tool that pet owners can access to monitor their pets’ diabetes, Omnis Health reported.
“The introduction of the GlucoPAW System represents a significant opportunity for retailers to address the specific diabetes testing needs of pets with a system designed just for them,” Pereira said. “Pet owners want the best for their pets, and, as evidenced by the billions of dollars spent on supplies and OTC medicines alone, they are willing to invest to ensure their pets are well cared for and can enjoy life to the fullest.”
The GlucoPAW Blood Glucose Meter provides results in six seconds, has a large, easy-to-read screen and stores up to 300 tests in memory, allowing users to track glucose levels over time. Obtaining accurate results only requires a small sample size, infringing less pain on the pets. The meter also features alternate site testing, to obtain accurate results from any of four different areas: paws, legs, ears and lips.