New iPhone Application and Mobile-enabled Website

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Pet Poison Help iPhone AppThe veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline continue to bring poison prevention information to pet owners and veterinarians, this time putting it at their fingertips on their smartphones.

Pet Poison Helpline now offers a handy iPhone application that contains an extensive database of foods, drugs, chemicals and plants commonly found in the home and yard that are poisonous to pets. Always available with or without Internet access or cell phone service, the iPhone app has a powerful indexing feature that allows users to search for toxins, cross-referencing them by common and scientific terms.

The iPhone application’s comprehensive database includes more than 250 toxins, each with a description, list of symptoms and a full color photo, which is very helpful for identifying poisonous plants and flowers. The photos can be expanded to full screen size for easy identification with just the tap of a button. Each toxin entry has a bright yellow banner across the top that indicates the potential severity of the toxin, from “mild to moderate,” to “moderate to severe.” When in the midst of a potential emergency, users can dial Pet Poison Helpline directly from the application on their phone. Called Pet Poison Help, the iPhone app costs $1.99 and is available on iTunes.  Please note that you will not find in-depth “how to” treatment options or antidotes within the app.  Self-treating could be dangerous, even if the toxin exposure is known; therefore we always recommend seeking out professional veterinary advice to provide the best care and outcome. More information is available here.

Pet Poison Helpline has also mobile-enabled their newly redesigned website, which is a comprehensive resource for pet owners and veterinarians. This means that when accessed via a smartphone, the information on www.petpoisonhelpline.com is optimized for mobile environments, presenting concise information on easy-to-navigate screens. The layout is simple and fonts are large for easy reading. It’s an invaluable resource on a smartphone anytime, but when potential emergencies arise, pet owners and veterinarians can access vital information within moments. The mobile-enabled version of the website displays concise emergency instructions for dealing with poisoned pets, as well a list of poisons, a direct dial feature to Pet Poison Helpline, and links to additional information for pet owners and veterinarians. If you have a smart phone, be sure to add Pet Poison Helpline’s mobile app to your home screen for pet safety tips and information at your fingertips.

“Our iPhone application and mobile-enabled website provide life-saving information wherever you may be with your pet,” said Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC and associate director of veterinary services for Pet Poison Helpline. “In addition to being a vital resource in time-sensitive, emergency situations, they will create awareness by making information about pet toxins convenient to access on smartphones. It may be the best $0.99 you can spend for your four-legged friend!”

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline suggest bookmarking www.petpoisonhelpline.com on your smartphone, and if you are an iPhone user, purchasing the iPhone application for a more comprehensive user experience.

As always, if you think your pet may have ingested something harmful, take action immediately. Contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline at 1-800-213-6680. Pet Poison Helpline is the most cost-effective animal poison control center in North America charging only $39 per call; this includes unlimited follow-up consultations. Pet Poison Helpline just released a native app, or a mobile friendly version of its website.

Published on April 24, 2012
Categorized under: Media Releases,Uncategorized

36 Responses to “New iPhone Application and Mobile-enabled Website”

  1. Julie says:

    I would be nice if there was an android version of the app.

  2. Colin says:

    Really need the Android app too please!!!

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  5. Ester says:

    Droid app please!!

  6. John says:

    Another vote for Droid app.

  7. Auto says:

    Android all the way!

  8. Sm-art says:

    There are many request for the android app… what’s your response?

    • Hi Sm-art,
      We would obviously love to create an Android app so that all of our Android-loving pet owners can also have access to this information. It is on our marketing list; however, building apps is extremely expensive. We hope to begin developing one in 2013, but unfortunately can’t make any promises. We will be sure to announce it to all of our fans and followers once it’s in the works. Stay tuned!

      • Starr says:

        We are still waiting anxiously for an Android application. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 android phone and would love to have this app available while I am out with my dogs and foster dogs. They are very curious and like to taste things.

        Thanks!

  9. Very handy app!My cat is very curious so she puts her paws everywhere.I’m waiting for the Android version too.Hope to come out soon!

  10. Unikashop says:

    Hey!Thanks for this great app.I just got back from my grandparents.They live in a small town near a forest.I took my dog with me too and he was so happy that he had all that space to run.He couldn’t abstain to sniff and eat all the things from the forest.So I,like a guardian,used this app to make sure he is safe.

  11. Alice says:

    A very handy app!I’m so happy that someone is thinking about pet lovers too!Thank you!

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  15. Great post. Really good to see a app like this, its so hard when a pet is ill, they can’t speak or communicate, so a app that helps you understand possible poising is a brilliant idea, and what to keep away freom them too,. Mark

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  18. Bill says:

    There is an android app called Puptox that has all of this information. It appears the information in this app may have actually been taken from puptox.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.darqsoft.puptox

    • Hi Bill,

      Our veterinarians were actually contributors for the PupTox app and provided the medical and toxicology information for the app; however, Pet Poison Help is more inclusive, includes full size images of each toxin and has unique search and filtering options.

      While we unfortunately do not have an Android version of our Pet Poison Help app, we hope to release one in the upcoming year. Stay tuned!

      Thanks for your comment.
      Pet Poison Helpline

  19. Nootropics says:

    Any word on the updated app? Maybe ya’ll should try out some nootropics and get them brains working better!

  20. Incredibly useful application, hats off to those that created it. I found many things that I didn’t realize were so harmful to pets. I had to toss the plants a while back none the less. Thank you.

  21. PFR says:

    What a fantastic idea for an app! I have to give you credit for such a fantastic idea – simply raising awareness of such poisons is a great thing, and I’m never surprised what little pet owners know about these things.

    Does it work on iPad? I’d like to download and review it (I write for http://www.petfoodratings.org).

    • Hi PFR,
      Thank you for your note! Each and every day we strive to educate pet owners of items in and around their homes that could be toxic to pets. Awareness is key! The app can be used on an iPad; however, it is only optimized for an iPhone at this point. We are hoping to update it soon!
      Thank you for offering to download and review it. We hope you’ll like it!
      Pet Poison Helpline

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