ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AGL is reinventing the way veterinarians care for pets with the availability of Vetrax™.


Through Vetrax, veterinarians can, for the first time, continuously monitor specific dog behaviors that impact medical treatment. Pet owners' perceptions and the limited time veterinarians are able to observe patients in-practice can now be augmented with 24/7 monitoring for maximum understanding of the pet's condition. This deeper insight allows veterinarians to confirm observations, or detect changes before onset of clinical sign.


The Vetrax Sensor, Vetrax App for pet owners and Vetrax Portal for veterinarians provide access to detailed insights that go beyond basic activity tracking to include shaking, scratching, running, walking, resting, sleeping and sleep quality.


"Vetrax came to fruition through years of research and partnership with veterinarians," said Joe Young, chief operating officer, AGL. "Our objective was to design a simple, yet powerful system to play an important role in the dog's care by telling us what they can't."


Dogs wear the Vetrax sensor on their collars as part of a prescribed chronic care or wellness plan. The sensor works seamlessly with the Vetrax App, allowing pet owners to be even more engaged in their pet's healthcare. 


The Vetrax Portal serves as a powerful digital platform where data collected from each dog's sensor is analyzed and used to establish baseline patterns. With the Portal, the veterinary healthcare team can monitor the results of their recommendations in real time and see how nutritional and/or pharmaceutical treatments are performing for dogs on dermatological, weight, mobility and wellness plans. Goals can be set for each dog, and pet owners can be advised to bring their pet back to the veterinary practice, if necessary, based on the timely insights gained from Vetrax. 


"We are thrilled that our first strategic partner, Hill's Pet Nutrition, has elected to use Vetrax to enhance their portfolio offerings," said Young. "Our sophisticated behavior monitoring capabilities, coupled with their long-standing expertise in pet nutrition, provide veterinarians with another tool to help manage their canine patients." 


Vetrax is now for sale directly to veterinarians across the U.S. Pet owners should talk with their veterinarians to learn more about Vetrax. Information about becoming a Vetrax practice is available at vetrax.com. 


For more information about Vetrax and partnership opportunities with AGL, call 913-565-2445 or email joe.young@agltechnology.com.


About AGL

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, AGL develops novel systems that help owners and their veterinarians manage animals' health to provide the best quality of life for pets. AGL works with strategic- development partners, including the Georgia Tech Research Institute, to combine the very latest technologies with exclusively licensed animal-behavior algorithms. The result is convenient, noninvasive monitoring systems that are extraordinary.


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