FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Veterinary, a division of DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), one of the largest DNA testing companies in the world—and continually on the cusp of the most advanced technology in the industry—announced today the release of its exciting new Pet ID and recovery product called PetProtect360º™, providing a critical tool for proving animal ownership and identification in the war against stolen and lost pets. DDC has partnered with Seattle's PetHub.com; with DDC's unique DNA pet profile combined with PetHub's GPS, mobile notifications and "Amber Alert" service for pets, a pet owner can greatly increase the chance of a safe and speedy recovery, and definitively prove his/her guardian rights.
The American Humane Association estimates that over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year, and 1 in 3 pets will be missing at some point during their life. A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association stated that less than 23% of lost dogs entering animal shelters were reunited with their families.
PetProtect360° answers all the needs of the pet owner, which will undoubtedly lower those staggering statistics. This new product includes a QR-coded dog tag that provides real-time identification from any smart phone in the event your pet goes missing, an online identification profile for your dog (instructions for account set up is included within the kit), a DNA profile sample collected by a simple cheek swab that provides you with your pet's unique DNA pet profile (the DNA pet profile is generated using the same DNA technology that law enforcement uses to verify human identity), and a premium subscription service that provides the pet owner with email alerts when the tag is scanned along with the GPS location and tracking for easy recovery.
DDC's CEO, Peter Vitulli stated, "We are pleased to partner with PetHub.com to create the PetProtect360º product. DDC Veterinary provides unprecedented, quality testing for those seeking DNA services for animals." PetHub's Founder and CEO, Tom Arnold, added, "DDC's partnership puts our business at the top of the industry, and with our tracking system, gives our dogs and cats every possible chance to get home again." Randall Smith, National Accounts Manager at DDC Veterinary confirmed, "DDC's DNA testing, along with PetHub's software services is a great product to sell in the marketplace." For more details, please visit www.petprotect360.com
About DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC):
DDC is one of the world's largest DNA testing companies. Founded 19 years ago, DDC offers comprehensive DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, cell line authentication, and veterinary. DDC receives more than 800,000 consumer calls each year and performs over half a million tests annually. The Company is known for its groundbreaking technologies, including an exclusive license for the most innovative and accurate non-invasive prenatal paternity test using SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism) Microarray Technology, which only requires a simple blood draw from the mother and alleged father. DDC's unique Dual Process™ ensures all professionally collected DNA samples are independently tested twice producing legal results of unmatched quality and reliability. DDC is recognized through a number of accreditations nationally and internationally achieving perfect ratings in its past 19 inspections including those performed by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). DDC is also accredited by ACLASS to meet the standards of ISO 17025:2005 and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board International and follows the DNA Advisory Board (DAB) guidelines, which attests to DDC's superior forensic testing service. For more information: http://www.dnacenter.com or 1-888-362-3928.
About PetHub, Inc.:
PetHub, Inc. gets lost pets home faster by utilizing current and new technologies, including NFC wireless ID tags, QR codes, GPS mapping, mobile notifications, an "Amber Alert" for pets, a 24x7 "Found Pet Hotline" and unlimited storage for pet profiles. Winners of Pet Business Magazine's "Innovative Product" award, Dog Fancy Magazine's "Editors' Choice" award, and Pet AGE Magazine's "Retailer Silver Select" award, PetHub gone to a new level of helping protect animals through its partnership with DDC. Visit http://PetHubFound.me for success stories and http://PetHub.tv for fan videos and more.
SOURCE DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC)