I only have a few pets - is it something I can
Vet visits - where and when and the result - keep
track of medicines so you'll have a record
of ones that your Pet responded well too or make a note if the
Pet had an allergic reaction - Track litters - track awards - you decide what to
track! Information will be stored for years - there is the real value
in the program - the history you will have at your fingertips.
|I'm a breeder. How can the Program help
| Breeders can benefit by keeping
track of their litters as well as keeping track of age, registration
numbers, growth history - whatever is important to you to
track. Using the advanced functions you could make
multiple Pet Sets ( Multiple files each containing a collection
of pets) each one containing only one litter. You could then have a
separate Pet Set containing your actual home pets. Create as many Pet Sets
as you'd like. You could also keep all of them in one Pet Set. It's up to
you and your circumstances and needs.
|I show my dogs. How can it help me? (This also applies to cats, reptiles,
| Track the shows that each dog has
been in as well as awards won. Create reports on the history of that
particular dog or all the dogs that you show.
|I'm a groomer - can I use it to make an invoice?
(This also applies to lots of similar situations)|
| Yes. Simple invoices can be
generated by creating an activity such as "Work Done". Then enter your
work as one or more entries. Then just report on your customer's pet
and the activity "Work Done". Select the dates to report on as either just
today or over several days if say it included boarding for several days.
Add a total line and include html code if you'd like. You can also add
your own heading and footings like "Rose's Grooming" and "Thanks for your
business". You can of course add other activities such as
"Boarding", "Feeding" etc as needed. While this example is for a groomer,
it could also be used to generate an invoice for animals you sell from
kennels or shelters.|
|I work with shelter animals that come and go on
a relatively quick basis. Can it help me? |
| Absolutely -
it's great for rescue operations. It will hold information on a 'lot'
of animals and a lot of information on them. Search or
report on them as needed.|
Pet Sitter. How can the Program help me?
Keep a list of their Pets and special feeding instructions.
This will be handy for you to know what needs to be done. Any
special medicines etc would also be on that list.
|What about scheduling
things like vet checkups or shots? Can I do that?|
| Yes, in
addition to tracking the history you can also set up future things to
watch for such as Vet Checkups or Shots or whatever you'd like to
watch in the future. Set up an activity called "Future-ChkUp" and then
choose a Pet. Enter in a date in the future that you want to have the pet
visit the veterinarian. Then on a regular basis run a report on
the activity "Future-ChkUp" and all pets and select a date
range of say 15 days from today (or 45 days or the
month of May - you decide).
If any pets fall in that range they
will show up on that report. Add additional activities such as "Future-Shots" and
report on all of them and all pets at once. This functionality can be
used for a variety of similar circumstances.|
|I don't understand the relationship
of Activities and Pets.|
| Each Pet has their own
set of activities. Let's say that you have defined 3 Activities
- Medicine, Baths and Vet Trips. Let's also say you have 2 Pets - Fluffy
and Snowflake. In this case, then Fluffy has her own set of the 3
activities (Medicine, Baths and Vet Trips) and Snowflake has her own set of
the 3 activities. When you enter information in the Vet Trips for
example, you are either entering it for either Fluffy or
Snowflake. If the currently selected pet was Fluffy and the activity
selected was Vet Trips, then it would show all of the Vet trips for Fluffy
over the last several years (or however long you've been entering
information). Now switch to Snowflake and choose Vet Trips to see all the
vet trips for Snowflake. In either case if you want to add information,
just make a new entry. It's very simple.|
|Oh, my - won't this require a lot of
| Space is determined by
the amount of information you use, but after the initial installation
(about 20 megabytes) incremental size requirements are very small. A
typical Pet Set of 10-15 pets might be 1 to 2 megabytes.|
|How are the Master List items different from the Pet
Activities? They seem similar and I have trouble distinguishing between the
Master List items relate to the current Pet
Set and not to any particular pet. They belong to all
in that set. Pet Activities belong to a
particular pet. Let's say that you have a Master
List Item called Veterinarians. In this list, you have the name of several
veterinarians. Since this is a Master List item it doesn't matter who the
current Pet is, the Veterinarians always show the same veterinarians.
Let's say you also had a Pet Activity
named Veterinarians. In this one, if you had some special vets for your
bird, you might list them in here. In other words - does the information
(Veterinarians in this case) belong to the whole file (Master List Items)
or to individual pets (Pet Activities).
illustration uses Veterinarians, but the same concept could apply to many
other situations. Probably you have some special situation yourself.
That's what is nice about Debit Square - For Pets - you can
customize it to suit your needs.
|The picture of the program on the Debit Square - For Pets main web page shows a lot of
screens open. That seems complicated.|
| This is just for
illustrative purposes. The picture on our web page and in the manual just
shows most of the screens of the program open at once. Normally,
you'll just have one or two screens open at a time.|
|Debit Square - For Pets is ready for you. Are you