Austin startup Televet raises $2 million. Televet operates a platform that gives veterinarians and pet owners more ability to communicate between visits. The startup, which was originally called Horse Facts, was founded in 2015. Televet’s technology won’t eliminate visits to a veterinarian’s office, but is said to supplement those visits. The platform can be used to check on how an animal is doing post-visit or to share a diagnosis and treatment plan, lets vets receive and schedule virtual consultations, connect via text, call or video chat.

Washington law to end breed-wide bans on 'dangerous' dogs. The legislative bill grants dog owners the choice to avoid this ban if their dog successfully completes the American Kennel Club’s Canine Citizen program or a similar test determined by the city or county. The program tests whether an animal will react aggressively to strangers, being petted, and interacting with other dogs. Local jurisdictions may still enforce breed bans but have to exempt dogs that pass the test.

Blockchain for dog breeders. Fauna.life is the first initiative of FattorePet, a digital marketing agency specializing in the Pet Care sector, which aims to establish an independent canine registry based on Blockchain, a simple, effective and economic technology that allows you to enter the network data unalterable over time, with a certain date and an owner identifiable by digital signature. The technology can be applied to any animal identifiable by microchip or other identification system, helping to counteract phenomena like abandonment, clandestine trade, genetic diseases and mistreatment.


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