Pet ID Tags
Pet id tags are a must for any dog owner who is invested in the very best and safest for their furry friend. Even if your dog spends most of her time in the house, it is essential that in the event they should wander outside or come free from their leash, proper pet id tags are secured on your pup’s collar so they come home safe and sound.
Most large chain pet stores now offer pet id tags, often via a vending machine in the store. These machines allow you to choose the appropriate size and style id tags for your dog, as well as let you determine what content should be printed on your dog’s tags. Most recommend that you include the dog’s name, a contact number that is always accessible, for example, a cell phone that you will have on your person most hours of the day as opposed to your home number particularly if no one is home during the day to receive calls, and the date of your dog’s last rabies vaccine.
Be sure to choose id tags that are appropriate for your dog. If you have a small dog like a terrier, be sure that the tag is not too large or cumbersome since she’ll be wearing her tags on her collar all day, everyday. Also note that some younger dogs and puppies have a tendency to try and chew on their tags, so be sure they are affixed to the collar in such a way that your chew-happy puppy can’t get the id tags in her mouth. However, you may have to periodically check to be sure your dog has not rendered the information on the tags illegible and covered in bite marks and indentations.
Finally, in addition to pet id tags, many vets and pet stores now offer a service whereby a computer chip is placed below your dog’s skin. In the event that your dog is lost or stolen, police stations and animal shelters can use computers to scan your dog at which point the information stored on the microchip is revealed, and your best friend happily comes home safe and sound.
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