If you have a pet, no matter if it is a cat, dog, rabbit, bird, fish, reptile, horse – or any other imaginable companion animal – you know how important it is, and how hard it is sometimes, to keep up with medical information and health records for your little (or big) buddy.
Have you ever found yourself at a bit of a loss to recall the last time your pet had a rabies shot? Or when that last vaccination was? If so, you’re going to love Petrific.
What is Petrific, you ask?!
In a nutshell, Petrific is the Cadillac of record keeping for your pets. It’s a site that’s dedicated to helping people take better care of their pets! And, here’s the best part, it’s FREE for pet owners. Yep. Free.
More formally, Petrific is an online electronic medical record that helps you keep all of your pet’s vital information in one place. And, you can access that information from anywhere! No matter where you are, you and your vet can review the medical history and health information needed to care for your pet. So if you are on vacation and, heaven forbid, something happens to your beloved pet, forgetting to pack those important records will not be a problem.
Not only does it safely keep all the essential medical information, it also provides a variety of tools to help you get your lost pets home again. This feature is worth its weight in gold if you have ever had that terrible gut wrenching feeling of a missing pet. You can also view the reunited pets and read their heart warming tales. To top that off, you can list a pet if you happen to find one wandering around.
Did we mention that Petrific is free?! It is. And, signing up is fast and easy.
Creating an account and adding a pet is as simple as submitting your basic info, confirming your email address, and then adding in a pet (or two, or three, or however many you have).
Once you verify your email address and add a pet record, you can also add photos, vaccinations, medications, hospitalizations, tests, a PLOG (a blog for your pet), emergency contact info, notification preferences, and even set reminders. And should your pet ever go missing, you can even report that inside Petrific as well.
You can make your pet’s profile public, or not. Totally up to you.
How Can It Be Free?
While it’s free for pet owners, it’s not free for Veterinarians. Vets register to partner with Petrific to provide better service for their patients by easily accessing their health info through the electronic medical record system. Breeders can also sign up for a fee to reach out to pet owners.
Veterinarians need to hop on the bandwagon and register to partner with Petrific! I would love to see veterinarians nationwide join to help the system work as is was created to work. The available emergency access is awesome for emergency personnel to be a hero in a crisis.
Why Should Pet Owners Create an Account?
Petrific can help you return the love your pets provide by serving as a one-stop, unique web resource. It can help you:
- Simplify veterinarian visits by providing necessary forms prior to a visit, which for some pets, can be rather stressful.
- Organize your pets’ health records, making them accessible 24 hours a day: essential for the jetsetting pet!
- Stay on top of your pets’ health care needs with gentle reminders about upcoming immunizations, physicals, etc.
- Research veterinarians if you are moving to a new community, or just have information available if you are out of town and need a veterinarian.
- Authorize care if your pet is ever lost or injured.
- Assist in reuniting pets and their human companions if a pet is ever lost.
Why Should Rescue & Adoption Organizations Create One?
Because Petrific is also free for rescue and adoption organizations – as an efficient way to document essential pet information and to showcase your organization.
The mission of Petrific is to promote the wellness, safety, and happiness of companion animals everywhere by serving as a limitless resource for the humans charged with their care.
Hats off to the founders KC Clark, Chris Glover, Kurt Hoffmann and Michelle Kirby. Their backgrounds in website development, online marketing, project management, health information/records and nursing have combined to create an incredible resource for pet owners, veterinarians, rescue organizations and breeders.
Imagine all your pets’ vital information in one place, accessible from anywhere by you and by their health providers as needed. That is essential. That is Petrific.
Visit Petrific at www.petrific.com
Like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/Petrific
And follow them on Twitter @PetrificPets
Does anyone know if Petrific.com is still in business??? I used it ALL the time and I can’t find access to it anymore! Thank you!
Hi Dollie – We had reached out to them last spring and learned that they were trying to figure it out – the company is entirely self-funded and run by 4 pet lovers. They did not get the response they had hoped for from veterinarians, but they had a great deal of interest from pet owners (which makes sense, right). Looks like the website is now down – but I still see a facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Petrific/).