Employers can now help protect the entire family
with new 2-in-1 lifesaving pet tags.
Denver, Colorado, July 24th, 2002 - PetDex(TM)
introduces an inexpensive employee benefit for companies that
want to show their employees they care about the entire family.
For as little as 8 cents per ID, employers can purchase FasTrac
pet IDs to give to their employees or customers. Being the
only pet tag in the world to feature both a national lost
pet hotline and the Animal Poison Hotline(TM), every pet should
wear one of these lifesaving IDs.
The FasTrac(TM) Pet Tracking System uses a
durable pet ID featuring a unique serial number and a national
lost pet hotline combined with convenient online pet registration.
Pets are then registered free of charge at PetDex.com with
a comprehensive online PetProfile that includes up to 10 owner
contact phone numbers and emergency medical information.
"...You guys (FasTrac) are great! They
(the people that found Jester) stated that they called you
and five minutes later, I called them and went and retrieved
Jester. Your service has gotten me back two of my animals
in the past week. You better bet that all of my animals have
your pet id tags on their collars!"Thanks again, Lisa-Marie
Q., Mesa, AZ.
The Animal Poison Hotline (APH), sponsored
by NSAL America and PROSAR, is the nation's only private 24/7
call center staffed by veterinary and toxicology professionals.
The toll-free number is 888-232-8870.
Linda Holt of Haymarket, VA, had a bit of a
scare when she gave her 20-pound cat, Caesar, her dog's medication,
Elavil, an anti-depressant, by accident. "Caesar had
a urinary tract infection and I got the pills mixed up by
accident," she says. "I immediately called my vet
who suggested that I call the Animal Poison Hotline. APH took
down my information and told me to take the cat to the vet.
They called ahead to the vet, explained the problem and they
were able to take Caesar right away." After having his
stomach pumped, Caesar was fine. "e;I can't say enough
about North Shore Animal League America and APH," Holt
says. "My cat is alive because of this wonderful service
Today pet owners can order a FasTrac pet ID
with the APH number on one side for quick and convenient reference
in the event of an emergency. Which will help to ensure that
a lost pet is returned home as quickly as possible. FasTrac
is a complement to microchip technology and is available to
all pet owners that visit PetDex.
Dr. Lynn Hovda, director of veterinary toxicology
at the Animal Poison Hotline, says that when it comes to animals
ingesting poison, it's often a matter of minutes between life
and death. "If you discover that your pet has ingested
something toxic and you are not sure what to do, it is imperative
that you call your veterinarian as soon as possible,"
PetDex.com - The Pet Care Yellow Pages(TM)
- offers a comprehensive pet care service and product directory
online and for handheld and wireless devices. Including local
pet care services like emergency veterinary clinics, groomers,
pet sitters and retailers. Also listing specialized services
such as pet friendly lodging, housing and employers.
Animal Poison Hotline - is a service of North
Shore Animal League America and PROSAR International Animal
Poison Center. APH is staffed 24-hours a day with licensed
veterinary professionals as well as experts in toxicology
and pharmacology. Currently, they provide care to more than
35,000 animals per year whose owners call APH for help regarding
exposures to toxic substances.