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mella Daniella Morgan-Pascualvaca, Anya Babbitt and Ben Saidman seek a deal for Mella, their innovative and non invasive pet thermometers, in Shark Tank episode 1517. Founded by Saidman and Babbitt in 2019, the company seeks to revolutionize the pet care industry. The thermometer is the first product. Coming soon are a body fat analyzer, pulse oximeter, and more.

The company’s named after Babbitt’s shih tzu mix, Mella. Mella got a bad case of kennel cough and nearly died. That’s when Babbitt thought about developing her product. It allows dog parents to take the dog’s temperature behind the dog’s foreleg – in the doggie armpit if you will. This is much less intrusive than a rectal thermometer and far more comfortable for the dog.

When paired with its accompanying app, it can store the data and even transmit it to your vet. The product is currently in clinical trials are ongoing at the University of Georgia and Cal Poly Pomona and they’ll publish a peer-reviewed study on its accuracy levels compared to a rectal thermometer. It costs $64.99 and you can buy it direct on the company website or on Amazon. They likely want a Shark’s cash to roll out their other products.

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Mella Shark Tank Recap

Daniella, Anya and Ben will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and recurring Shark Daniel Lubetzky that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards.” A full pitch re-cap on Mella will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.

Mella Shark Tank Update

The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Mella & Daniella Morgan-Pascualvaca, Anya Babbitt and Ben Saidman as more details become available.