It’s 3 a.m., and your cat is coughing nonstop. You’re beginning to panic. Should you take him to the ER? Can this wait until tomorrow? If only there was an after hours vet to give you some advice.
Enter GuardianVets, a company that sounds almost like a throwback to the old days, when you could call your vet in the middle of the night and actually get your vet, not a voice mail message. GuardianVets provides an after hours vet who will talk with you when your vet’s office is closed.
The company won the grand prize in Purina’s Pet Care Innovation competition at this year’s Global Pet Expo.
An After-Hours Vet When You Need One
Back in the day, my cats and I loved finding a Drs. Foster and Smith catalog in our mailbox.
We thought there was way too much dog stuff, but we always found a few cat items to buy. Our first floor-to-ceiling cat tree came in a huge box from Drs. Foster and Smith.
That was before there was an Internet and online retailers. And more important to Drs. Foster and Smith, it was before there was a giant pet supply company called Petco.
Petco purchased Drs. Foster and Smith in 2015. It shut the company down last winter and moved its online services to Petco’s website.
Changing Times, Changing ‘Pet Parents’
Coming soon to the front of your cat food cans and bags: turmeric, honey and coconut. Think of them as biohacking for cats and the newest cat food trends to look for in 2019.
Biohacking for humans has been around for years, although many of us have never heard of it. The simple definition of biohacking is adding nutrients or more natural foods to your regular diet to improve your health and quality of life.
But like so many human food trends, biohacking is now making its way into the cat food market. Enter turmeric, honey and coconut.
Cat Food Trends – Ingredients With A Purpose