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The Petivity Smart Litterbox Monitor was developed by a team of Purina veterinarians, behaviorists and data scientists to help cat owners discover a new standard of care.
Meet the Petivity Pet Experts
Dr. Ragen T.S. McGowan
Senior Pet Behavior Research Scientist at Purina
Dr. Ragen is a pet behavior expert who has been working on the development of the Smart Litterbox Monitor since the beginning. She and her team recorded and analyzed over 75,000 cat litterbox events to gather the data used to develop Petivity’s algorithms, which allow it to provide meaningful insights about litterbox behavior.
Dr. Avi Shaprut, DVM
Dr. Avi is a veterinary expert at Purina who specializes in emerging trends and innovations in the veterinary space. He collaborated with other Petivity pet experts to develop the smart monitor’s early detection algorithms, which help alert pet owners to seek veterinary care when certain changes occur that could potentially be related to serious health conditions.
Meet the Petivity Tech Experts
Dr. Natalie Langenfeld-McCoy
Data Scientist & AI Product Development Lead at Purina
Dr. Natalie and her team oversaw the development of all the AI models used in the Petivity smart monitor, including models that predict what type of event the monitor is detecting, which cat is using the litterbox in a multi-cat home, elimination type, cat weight and more. These AI models are the backbone of what makes Petivity a smart monitor and allow the system to provide insights about a cat’s changing behavior and health.
Petivity Product Development Lead
Kristin has been involved with the Smart Litterbox Monitor since its inception. She serves as the voice of the cat owner and leads testing efforts to understand what features will provide the most value for Petivity’s users. She is also responsible for ensuring that the Petivity app is helpful, easy to use and is delivering the best possible experience for users. She is also responsible for ensuring that the overall Petivity experience is simple, intuitive and delivering the most value to cat owners.