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 PetProtect360 (TM), 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.

 

PetProtect360deg 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 PetProtect360 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, founded over twenty years ago, is one of the world’s largest private DNA testing companies with offices in Fairfield, Ohio(United States) and London, England (United Kingdom). DDC offers DNA testing for paternity and family relationships, ancestry, forensics, genetic traits of animals, and cell line authentication.

DDC is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), The Ministry of Justice, The College of American Pathologists (CAP), and The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA). DDC is also accredited by ACLASS to meet the international standards of ISO 17025 and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board-International (ASCLD/LAB). For more information, please visit dnacenter.com.

For more information about DDC, please contact us at press@dnacenter.com or 513-881-4056

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