Thursday Begins National Pet ID Month

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One out of every three pets will get lost at some point in there life and without proper identification about 90 percent of these pets do not make it back home. A common excuse of why owners don’t put collars on their pets is because, “they’re an indoor dog/cat.” Unfortunately accidents do happen and pets become lost when you least expect it.

Types of Pet Identification

There are three main types of pet identification: an ID tag, license from your local animal control and a microchip. An ID tag is customizable to include your name, address and phone number. A license tag is similar to an ID tag, but the license is proof that your pet is vaccinated against rabies and is a resident with the jurisdiction of where you reside. Lastly, a microchip is a device that is implanted just beneath the animal’s skin with a unique identifiable code. Microchips are great, especially if the animal loses its collar while on the loose.

If Your Pet Does Get Lost

Fidofinder.com and Petfinder.com are fantastic resources for lost pets. For some reason my mom’s backyard is a magnet for neighborhood dogs to jump into. We have had at least a handful of success stories with dogs being reunited with their owners with the use of Fidofinder.com

Having any one of the three pet identifications or all three could be the best investment you make for your pet. Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment and having a piece of insurance for them is worth its weight in gold.