12 September 2014

There's an app for that: pet obesity

To help pet owners fight a serious but preventable disease, Cummings School of Veteirnrary Medicine student, Loren Sri-Jayantha, set to developing a smartphone app to help combat obesity in pets. 

PetSync coordinates and tracks veterinary visits and routine pet care - including a feeding schedule for animals. The app is a handy organizational device for any pet owner or for a pet sitter who needs routine care instructions or emergency medical information. 

Although the technology was developed to solve a specific problem, its appeal is universal: PetSync is one of eight finalists in the inaugural Veterinary Innovation Challenge, a global entrepreneurship competition for veterinary students. 

"This app is a jumping-off point for us," said Sri-Jayantha. "We hope to add physical products that integrate with it, such as ways to manage pet feeders remotely and services like pet food delivery." 

READ MORE: An app for your pets 

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