WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Cuddles, a veterinary specialist-founded pet care company, is introducing ReadyRESCUE™, a first of its kind, at-home treatment for pets who have ingested a toxic substance. With the dangers of accidental Halloween poisoning from eating candy, chocolate and raisins, ReadyRESCUE™ gives pet parents critical time to seek professional treatment. After ingestion, it begins working immediately, binding the toxins, preventing absorption by the body, providing pet owners with critical time to investigate the ingestion and determine next steps. ReadyRESCUE™ continues Dr. Cuddles’ mission to revolutionize at-home pet care by offering innovative products and educational resources that empower pet parents to tend to and prevent illnesses.
Comprised of activated carbon spheres, ReadyRESCUE™ is 6 times more effective by volume than traditional activated charcoal and is easy to administer without creating a mess. Once the toxin binds to the activated charcoal in ReadyRESCUE™, it is unable to be absorbed into the animal’s bloodstream by the body. This carbon-toxin complex then travels through the gastrointestinal tract and is eventually eliminated in the feces. Because every minute counts, it’s important to promptly administer ReadyRESCUE™, even if you’re not positive your pet ate something toxic. It will pass through the GI tract, causing no harm to the pet.
“In my twenty years as a practicing emergency and critical care clinician, I have seen myriad difficulties in attempted decontamination at home following inadvertent intoxications in pets. The ability to immediately administer ReadyRESCUE™ can be a life-saving bridge until the pets can be seen by a veterinarian,” said Dr. Benjamin Brainard, VMD, DACVAA, DACVECC, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Service, Director of Clinical Research, College of Veterinary Medicine University of Georgia. “Given the unpredictable nature of pet poisonings, this product should be in every home with a pet, because having ReadyRESCUE™ at arm's reach ensures the best chance for recovery following intoxication.”
To administer ReadyRESCUE™, pet parents first must determine the dosage based on their pet's weight and then mix the required amount with a small amount of water and pet food, or a palatable substitute such as peanut butter. Once the mixture is entirely consumed, pet owners should determine the amount of toxin ingested, the form of the toxin and immediately contact their veterinarian or a poison control group to determine next steps. Toxins include common household products and foods, such as chocolate, grapes, onions, raisins, human medications, recreational drugs, and household chemicals.
“ReadyRESCUE™ delivers on Dr. Cuddles’ mission to provide solutions for the future of pet care. As the pet population increases and the vet industry continues to experience shortages, pet parents will need to be more proactive in their animal’s care,” said Dr. Mat Glassman, VMD, DACVS, founder of Dr. Cuddles. “ReadyRESCUE™ allows pet owners to immediately provide treatment for their dog or cat. In addition to potentially providing lifesaving intervention, it may also save pet owners by potentially eliminating the need for an unnecessary visit to the veterinarian or ER, or if a visit is needed, shorten their pet’s stay at the hospital.”
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ABOUT DR. CUDDLES
Dr. Cuddles is a veterinarian-founded, direct to consumer pet care company revolutionizing at-home care. Since 2019, Dr. Cuddles has been making vet sense common sense, by providing pet parents with more education and innovative products, they are empowered to tend to and prevent treatable illnesses at home. The company’s goal is to reduce trips to pet emergency rooms and veterinary visits, alleviating the strain on the industry and allowing vets the time and focus for life saving treatments and procedures. In return, pet parents save money and have the confidence and peace of mind that they can quickly treat their pet’s less severe ailments. Additionally, Dr. Cuddles gives back to the animal community with 5 percent of proceeds from all products purchased being donated to rescue animal medical care for supplies and surgeries. For more information visit www.drcuddles.com.