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Whether you have an “indoor” or “outdoor” pet, it’s always a good idea to have them wear an ID tag all the time. There are various sudden events that can cause you to separate from your pet, including natural disasters and escapes. A dog with a knack for digging, for example, will only need a […]
Whether you have an “indoor” or “outdoor” pet, it’s always a good idea to have them wear an ID tag all the time. There are various sudden events that can cause you to separate from your pet, including natural disasters and escapes. A dog with a knack for digging, for example, will only need a few minutes to dig a hole under the fence in order to escape. Even a well-trained pet can run off into the street without ever being seen again. According to Psychology Today, less than 2% of cats and only 15% to 20% of dogs come back home to their owners. These pets often end up unclaimed in shelters or on the streets as strays, which can expose them to several dangers.
With an ID tag, your pet has a chance to be safely returned to you. It also lets others know that your pet belongs to a person, and so, will need to be returned as soon as possible. Many humans have ID cards on them at all times so it makes sense that pets need ID for their own safety. Here are 5 reasons your pet needs an ID tag.
One thing that makes ID tags great is how they display your contact information. Most ID tags have your pet’s name and your information in readable text, ensuring that anyone who finds your pet will be able to call you. A microchip is also an important form of identification but it needs to be scanned at a shelter or with a veterinarian. This makes the process a little more difficult than just reading your information on a tag. Some emerging ID tags also include a digital profile that details your pet’s medical history, your contact information, and other useful data. Rescuers may be able to use these profiles to further identify your pet, where they come from, and any disabilities or conditions they may have.
Disasters and other unforeseen events are inevitable. Because of this, your pet may become separated from you before you realize it. Your pet’s ID tag contains your contact information so it’s easier for strangers to identify and locate you quickly. Some pet owners also choose to include the word “reward” on a pet’s ID tag. This can encourage others to return your pet if they know there’s a positive incentive behind it. Just make sure you can provide a reasonable reward for your pet’s safe return.
Most people will refuse to go near or handle a stray animal. Stray animals generally don’t have any external identification so if your pet lacks an ID tag, they may be mistaken as a stray. An animal with an ID tag and collar, on the other hand, lets others know that they’re a pet (a member of someone’s family). This may encourage strangers to stop and help a pet get back home as soon as possible.
Does your pet have allergies or a special condition that requires care? Unfortunately, our pets are unable to tell strangers about any health issues they suffer from when they’re found. An ID tag communicates to rescuers of any injuries, health issues, and disabilities your pet has so that they can provide sufficient care as they interact with your furry bestie. This includes touching your pet in safe places on their body to avoid exacerbating any physical conditions or talking with them in a soothing voice if your pet is anxious around strangers. Your pet will be safe and sound as soon as you’re located.
Pet owners can choose from a wide range of stylized tags that best suits their pet’s personalities. Many of these tags are also reasonably priced depending on the style, color, and other variables owners choose. Selecting a stylized ID tag is also a fun activity! Which ID tag best fits your pet? What color fits their personality? It can take a while to pick out the best colors, shape, and style of your pet’s ID tag but we promise it’s well worth your time. A stylized ID tag also makes it easy to identify an animal as a pet so strangers will be more likely to interact with them.
ID tags are a great way to ensure your pet’s safety and wellbeing when they become lost. Along with a microchip, ID tags identify your pet’s name and where they come from so that they safely come home to you through the help of kind strangers. That’s why we observe National Pet ID Week in order to inform thousands of pet owners about why their pets need ID tags. We know that losing a pet can be an agonizing experience for families. With an ID tag, a pet will be able to find a safe way back home to their loved ones.