Pethealth Inc.
TSX : PTZ

Pethealth Inc.

February 06, 2012 16:14 ET

MiniChip™ in February for Pet Dental Health Month

24PetWatch™ Encourages Pet Owners to Microchip Their Pets During Routine Veterinary Exams

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2012) - Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) - With veterinary clinics and animal welfare practitioners across the country promoting Pet Dental Health month this February, Pethealth Inc. ("Pethealth" or the "Company"), the second largest provider of pet health insurance in North America and North America's leading provider of companion animal RFID technology for lost pet recovery, is reminding pet owners to ask about microchipping their pets when having their pet's routine dental examination.

Cats and small breed dogs are at a higher risk of dental disease and tooth decay, and both are suited to benefit from the exclusive new ISO-standard 24PetWatch MiniChip™. The new MiniChip, which offers a 60% reduction in size over a standard microchip, is a more humane alternative to standard microchip technology in cats, kittens, and small breed dogs.

According to data collected from PetPoint, shelters in North America see less than 5% of stray cats and 33%of stray dogs returned to their rightful owners. As a permanent form of identification, a microchip can mean the difference between a lost pet recovery and euthanasia when a stray animal enters a shelter.

A routine dental care exam provides an ideal opportunity while pets are anesthetized to perform both the dental examination and to offer the protection of microchipping. For pet owners protecting their pet's dental health this February, ask your veterinarian about having a microchip implanted into your pet when having its teeth cleaned.

About Pethealth Inc.

Pethealth is a leading provider of companion animal services in North America. In addition, the Company is the leading provider of management software to North American animal welfare organizations through its cloud-based application PetPoint, and is the leading provider of pet related database management services to the North American companion animal industry. Pethealth offers a unique range of products and services for veterinarians, shelters and pet owners through a number of wholly owned subsidiaries using a range of brand names including PetCare, 24PetWatch, PetProtect, petPals Direct, ShelterCare, PetPoint, Petango.com and ThePetangoStore.com.

Pethealth is based in Oakville, Ontario. To find out more about Pethealth, visit the web site at www.pethealthinc.com.

Contact Information

  • Pethealth Inc.
    Mark Warren
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (905) 842 2615

    Pethealth Inc.
    Glen Tennison
    Chief Financial Officer
    (905) 842 2615

    Pethealth Inc.
    Kaan Sayiner
    Director of Marketing
    (905) 842 2615
    www.pethealthinc.com