PETstock has partnered with Mella Pet Care to launch the Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer online and at selected PETstock stores.

The thermometer allows owners to easily and accurately measure their pet’s body temperature with a quick, non-invasive placement under the hindleg or foreleg of the animal.

Shane Young, CEO of The Petspiration Group, said they know there is a need for non-invasive, at-home care tools for pets.

“With the introduction of Mella Home to PETstock, we are a step closer to understanding how our pets are feeling – something I know, as a dedicated pet parent, I’m always thinking about.”

Dr Sasha Nefedova, General Manager PETstock VET, said just like how humans have first aid kits on hand for themselves, she encourages all pet parents to consider a first aid kit for their pets.

“Along with bandages, tape and tweezers, the Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer is an essential pet care item for first aid kits at home or on the go.

“The Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer allows pet owners to measure their pet’s temperature confidently and accurately at home, by placing the thermometer under the animal’s foreleg. Rectal thermometers can severely stress certain pets, so this is a game changer, giving pet parents peace of mind that they’re doing everything they can to provide the best possible care to their pets.”

As well as displaying the temperature reading on the thermometer screen, it also send it to the owner’s mobile using the Mella Home app, which is then able to be shared automatically with a veterinarian in real-time.

Anya Babbitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Mella, said PETstock has been a tremendous partner in spearheading their global growth.

“Moving into Australasia has been Mella’s greatest international push, and PETstock is key to unlocking new potentials for both of our products and markets.”

The Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer retails for $84.38.

To stay up to date on the latest industry headlines, sign up to the Pet Industry News e-newsletter.