Making sure your pet is identifiable is an important part of being a pet owner. If possible, all of the follow steps should be used to insure your pet is able to return home if he/she should become lost.
The most secure form of pet identification is the microchip. Embedded beneath the surface of your pet’s skin, the microchip ensures that your pet’s identification can never become lost. Whenever a lost pet is brought into a veterinary hospital or animal shelter, their protocol is to scan the pet for a microchip. Check with your veterinarian on how you can obtain a microchip for your pet.
Simple and effective, name tags are the most popular way of identifying you pet. Make sure they have current information and include at least two phone numbers and an address. Also, check the tags regularly to ensure they are attached to the pet’s collar tightly as some pets will loose their tags.
Collars with Embroidered Information
Since some pets often loose their name tags, having your pet wear a collar with your contact information embroidered on the collar may be useful.
Did you know your pets rabies tag is traceable? Veterinarians keep records of the pets they vaccinate for the rabies virus. In most cases, the veterinary hospital will be able to reference their records to find a pets owner. This also allows the pet finder to be aware of the pets rabies vaccine status.