I have a question for you. Do you have an ID tag on your collar or Microchip ID? Is it up to date with current information?
If you said no to either of these questions, you need to ask your owners to read this post! This week, April 18-24 is National Pet ID Week. This week is designed to remind pet parents to ensure all their pets have proper identification in case they ever get lost. Pets who have some type of ID tag have much higher chances of being returned home, instead of a shelter.
The American Humane Association has a great section on their website with all sorts of information about various forms of Pet Identification. It also has helpful information about what to do if your pet does get lost, and what to do if you find a lost pet.
At the very least, all pets should have an ID tag on their collar with their name, owners names, their address and a correct phone number. Many pets also have a vaccination record on a separate tag. Another option is to have a microchip ID tag. This tag provides electronic information about your pet, and some even have a GPS feature, so you can locate your missing pet more quickly. This is something worth asking your vet about – especially if you don’t have a fenced in area, or your pet has a tendency to wander off after those squirrels.
I hope all my pet friends stay safe by ensuring your ID tag is up to date!
The Original Sloppy Dog