Safeguard your pet: ID tags and microchips
In a world where our furry companions bring boundless joy and unconditional love to our lives, ensuring their safety is paramount. From the mischievous puppy with boundless energy to the wise old cat who exudes tranquility, each pet holds a unique place in our hearts. As responsible pet parents, it's our duty to protect them from unforeseen circumstances. One of the most effective ways to safeguard our beloved pets is through the use of identification tags and microchipping. These unassuming measures can make all the difference in reuniting families and furry friends when they're most needed. Below we talk about the invaluable role of identification tags and microchips in ensuring the security and well-being of our cherished companions.
It's a pet parent's worst nightmare to have their pet go missing. Despite circling the block, and enlisting neighbours to help in the search, you can’t track them down. You hope to never find yourself in this position but, if you do, having your pet properly tagged and microchipped is the best way to increase the chance that you are reunited.
Why both an ID tag and microchip?
Having both forms of identification helps ensure that whoever finds your pet will be able to get in touch with you, whatever the circumstance might be. A neighbour can easily read a collar tag and, if nearby, can return your pet quickly. Should your pet go missing when they are not wearing their collar, or the collar falls off in their escape adventure, a microchip provides a back up identification method. In the event that your pet is stolen with the intention of re-sale, a microchip offers irrefutable proof of your ownership.
Even if you have an indoor pet, having proper identification is crucial in case of an emergency.
Pet Identification tags
Pet identification tags serve as the first line of defense in ensuring your pet's safety. These small but crucial accessories carry vital information such as your pet's name, your contact details, and in some cases any pertinent medical information. In the unfortunate event that your furry friend goes astray, these tags become their voice, hopefully enabling a reunion with you. Strangers who encounter your pet can quickly reach out to you, facilitating a seamless return. In emergencies, these tags also provide essential health information, ensuring that your pet receives the care they need. Simple yet effective, identification tags are a tangible connection between your pet and you, offering peace of mind and helping the chances of a happy reunion. For more information on pet ID tags visit our custom ID tags page.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a little chip inserted under your pet’s skin. It is minimally painful and can be completed as part of a routine vet visit. Many animal shelters will also complete the pet’s microchipping prior to placing them up for adoption. And, since the microchip lasts for life, once inserted you don’t need to worry about it again.
Once your pet is microchipped, be sure to register the microchip (your vet or shelter can provide the information you need to register your pet), and then be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date. Once inserted and registered, the microchip can be scanned to retrieve your contact information by shelters, animal control agencies and most veterinary offices.
Pet ID tags and microchipping are an easy, inexpensive way to help protect your pet. It is also your pet’s best chance of being reunited with you should they go missing. If you have further questions, or are interested in microchipping your pet, visit 24Petwatch.com or speak with your veterinarian.