Athens, Ga. (PRWEB) June 4, 2007
The emotional bond between pets and people has steadily increased in the past two decades, as animals continue to play a major role in helping humans both socially and psychologically.
Caring for pets has become a $40 billion-dollar industry in the United States, as their status has been elevated from simple companion to family member. In response to this trend, PetSummary.com announced today the recasting of its revolutionary high-tech service, offering online medical records for pets at no charge. The free service will benefit thousands of pet owners looking for peace of mind when it comes to the health and safety of their animals.
PetSummary.com puts convenience into the hands of pet owners. Using its state-of-the-art online health folder, vaccine records and a complete medical history can be accessed anywhere and at anytime. PetSummary.com's host of services has filled an important gap for all pet owners, with a unique focus on the estimated 30 million Americans who travel with their pets every year.
"I started PetSummary.com after hearing about a cousin's emergency situation with her 8-year-old boxer," said Cole Kelly Jr., co-founder of PetSummary.com. "She had to rush him to the emergency vet at midnight and was too flustered to remember anything that could help. At that point, I realized we, as pet lovers, need a simple, effective way to organize and share important information."
That crucial information can be put together at PetSummary.com, and shared with veterinarians, pet sitters, kennels or anyone the pet owner chooses. And PetSummary.com provides subscribers with a smart card of sorts. The trademarked PetSum Card™ includes all of the relevant details regarding a pet, including daily routines, health record, medical needs and contact information. The card can fit into a wallet or purse, can be updated and printed from any computer and, best of all, is free.
PetSummary.com also puts a unique spin on the old ID tag, with its exclusive Guardian Pet Tag™. The Guardian Tag, priced at just $15, is the most advanced idea in pet protection. With the ability to update and access the pet's information online, the Guardian Pet Tag™ trumps the microchip system. The front side of the tag accommodates all of the information found on a standard tag, while the back side lists the pet's Guardian Code. This code allows anyone to go online and punch up the pet's details, but only those details the owner wishes to reveal, including treatment authorization and emergency contacts.
In 2006, more than 71 million American homes had pets, according to a National Pet Owners Survey. High-tech products like the online services of PetSummary.com allow pet owners to take care of their companion animals in a caring and confidential way.
"More and more, pets are becoming a true part of our loving family," said Kelly. "Just like any other member of the family we want to keep them healthy and safe, but their care is becoming increasingly complex. PetSummary.com solves the problem too much information creates by easily keeping the right information close at hand."