Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer

The Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer

When you have a sick pet, simple technology such as a pet thermometer that you can use at home can be your best friend and a key indicator that it’s time to take your fur kid to the veterinarian for a diagnosis.

Until now, the only way to check your pet’s temperature has been to insert a thermometer into the rectum at the vet’s office as there has never been a thermometer for easy home use. Thus, the Mella Home Smart Pet Thermometer is a game changer. It can be simply placed under your pet’s foreleg to take an accurate temperature reading. Simple, efficient and bipetual — meaning it works for both cats and dogs. This easy technique is also labeled “Fear Free”, meaning that the process is in no way stressful to an anxious pet.

The thermometer works with a free App that can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. It’s simple and intuitive to set up your pet’s profile with the app’s excellent step-by-step instructions.

Temperature reading and Temperature Chart

A dog’s normal temperature ranges between 101.0 to 102.5°F (38.3 to 39.2°C). And cats range between 100.5°F and 102.5°F (38.1°C and 39.2°C).

The Mella Pet Smart Thermometer comes with its own charger and thus can be charged on your computer or at a wall plug wherever you are. Further it’s uses extend beyond monitoring your’s pet’s health to check whether your pet is overheating in hot weather. If a pet is prone to seizures, its an excellent monitoring tool. And if your cat or dog is pregnant, body temperature is a key indicator when the birth of puppies or kittens can be imminent. It’s good to monitor temperature throughout the birthing process and during nursing too so you can make sure mom isn’t developing mastitis, a common disorder of the milk ducts. And don’t forget to take the temperature of the fur babies.

Recently, my cat Ziggy was very ill and had to be hospitalized. Having this thermometer handy has been extremely useful in monitoring his health after what was a very stressful ordeal and relaying information to his veterinarian.

This is a company to watch for future home pet technology. They are very actively producing tools for veterinarians too. Hence, this product gets my Must Have Stamp of Approval and, further, ranks as one of the most innovative pet products to come to market.


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The Must Have Stamp of Approval is based on my personal opinion and the test experiences of the Reigning Cats and Dogs product testers as well as my personal knowledge of the product category. The Must Have Stamp of Approval is designed to advise pet parents on products that will in some way improve their pet’s health and well being, or, their own experiences as a pet parent. Manufacturers are welcome to submit information and samples of new and innovative products for testing. The product testing team consists of dogs and cats of different temperaments and activity levels etc in an attempt to cover a lot of bases and produce worthwhile reviews. The team loves what they do and get to keep the products so they can show off to their friends and further spread the word.