Podcast Episode 251: Mella Pet Thermometer for Pet Parents and Veterinarians

We’re kicking off the New Year with a conversation I had with Daniella Morgan-Pascualvaca, one of the key people at Mella Pet Care. I got to know Mella while speaking on a panel about influencer marketing for Leap Venture Studio last year. We also connected in person at SuperZoo in August. I thought this interview would be the perfect conversation to share this January because Mella is all about making it easier to keep your pet healthy.

Their first product to launch is an underarm pet thermometer that integrates with a mobile app. I order the thermometer and used it a bunch of times on Burt and Lucy in September to establish baseline healthy temperatures for them. I’m so happy I did because when Burt wasn’t feeling well in November I was able to take his temperature and have the peace of mind that he didn’t have a fever.

In our conversation, Daniella also shares a great story about how she got involved with Mella, going from intern to Chief of Staff, which I know you’ll find inspirational. She also hosts their podcast the Mella Moment, which I’ll be a guest on next month.

If you enjoy this conversation and want to check out Mella, use my affiliate link to order your own underarm pet thermometer.

From Intern to Chief of Staff at Mella Pet Care

Daniella Morgan-Pascualvaca is the Chief of Staff at Mella Pet Care. A 2022 graduate of the University of Chicago, she studied biology and economics and is en-route to a deferred enrollment in an MBA program at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She joined the Mella team two years ago as an intern and has expanded her role to include responsibilities in all aspects of the business.

>> The Mella Underarm Pet Thermometer is now available to order!


  • What Mella Pet Care is and what they offer
  • How the Smart Underarm thermometer works
  • Why Mella markets to both pet parents and veterinarians and how the approaches vary
  • What a fever in a pet could potentially mean
  • How Daniella’s career path led her to Mella
  • How the Mella Moment Podcast fits into Mella’s services





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