If you run a veterinary practice, you will know first-hand that hospitalising animals is sometimes necessary, especially after an operation or when an illness is detected that needs to be monitored. This is often complex and costly, as it’s necessary for the veterinary team to routinely look after their patients throughout the day.
Fortunately, thanks to new technologies, it’s becoming easier to find new options that help professionals speed up processes and even avoid animal hospitalisation altogether. Do you know what alternatives will help you to make your patients’ veterinary hospitalisation more bearable?
Main Problems of Hospitalisation
Animal hospitalisation is often necessary, especially when they need constant monitoring by a professional. However, there are some disadvantages associated with hospitalisation, both for the animal and the veterinarian, which could be avoided with the use of new technologies on the market.
For the patient, one of the main problems with hospitalisation is the stress of being separated from their owner and being in an unfamiliar environment. Although this is not possible in all cases, there are some less seriously ill patients who, with the right alternative, can recover at home. This option may help the animal feel more comfortable, which in turn helps them regain appetite and physical activity more quickly and ultimately have a better recovery.
Having to hospitalise an animal can be a significant cost for the clinic. The veterinary team needs to consistently monitor the animal, which is time-consuming and ultimately increases the cost of care.
An Alternative to Animal Hospitalisation: Wireless Monitoring
What can we as veterinary professionals do to improve animal welfare? Wireless monitoring is an excellent solution to improve veterinary hospitalisation.
As mentioned above, there are cases of patients who could recover at home thanks to digital monitoring. This type of monitoring is possible with devices such as the Dinbeat Uno, a multi-parametric harness that wirelessly collects the main vital signs of an animal in real time. The vet can directly receive information on the animal’s evolution on their mobile phone and, thanks to veterinary telemedicine, monitor it in a way that is convenient for all parties.
Even in the event that animal hospitalisation is necessary, the device can help the professional save time and up to 60% of the costs associated with this practice.
Thanks to its technology, it’s possible to set alarms based on changes in vital signs, so that the veterinarian is alerted whenever assistance is needed. This way, the hospitalisation can be automated and the work can be much easier. This is also a big advantage for the patient, who will suffer less stress, since they will not have to be handled as frequently.
The Multi-Parametric Harness: An Indispensable Tool
In short, this new tool provides veterinarians with objective data that helps them reach more reliable diagnoses, while at the same time making it easier for them to improve internal processes in their clinic. Thanks to the use of a multiparametric harness, the animal will suffer less stress and have a faster recovery that can even take place at home.
Did you know about the Dinbeat Uno multiparametric harness? If you want to know more about our device, we invite you to request a demonstration with our specialist team.