Mella Pet Care

2021 PCIP Winner

Location: Chicago, IL

Founders: Anya Babbitt, Ben Seidman and Yale Zhang

Website: mella.ai

Mella Pet Care builds accessible technology and diagnostic products for veterinarians and pet parents to better understand and track pet health to help their pets live longer, healthier lives.

Co-created with veterinarians, Mella Pet Care’s products include the first smart axillary thermometer, which measures temperature under the foreleg rather than rectally. Additional tools coming from Mella in the near future will include the Biggie body fat scale for pets, and other data-tracking technology. Mella aims to build the world’s largest collection of long-term pet vital sign data.

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