Microchiping, Pet Tags and Lost Pets

Pet-Tags.com’s pet ID tags will dramatically increase your pet’s chances of returning home if he or she ever gets lost.

While pet microchips are extremely effective, they do require a scanner, so the finder must bring the found pet to a veterinary clinic or animal control. This can result in a delay of hours or even days between the time the pet is found and the time when he’s returned to his owners. And if you’ve ever lost a pet, you know how stressful and positively frightening this experience can be!

If your pet is wearing an ID tag, the finder can contact the owner immediately upon finding the pet, so you’ll be reunited quickly, which means less stress for pet and owner alike!

If you’ve lost your pet, remember to do the following:

  • Post lost pet posters in your neighbourhood, local shops, pet shops, veterinary clinics, grooming shops and other centres with lots of foot traffic.
  • Post a lost pet notice on Craigslist and the many lost pet websites.
  • Contact local animal shelters and animal control to report your pet as missing.
  • Look for your pet at night. Many pets are too frightened to venture out from a hiding spot during the day, especially if the area has a lot of activity, foot traffic and vehicle traffic. The quiet, peace and darkness of night makes your pet more likely to venture out of a hiding spot and they’re more likely to hear you if you call his name.

Pet-Tags.com sells a wide range of pet tags for dogs and cats, including fashion tags, colourful designer tags, glitter tags, sparkling bling tags and beyond!

Pet ID tag-related tips for cat and dog owners!

Pet-Tags.com would like to offer a few pet ID tag-related tips for cat and dog owners!

Beware of Tarnishing and Scratching — Inspect your pet’s tags on a regular basis to ensure they’re fully legible. Depending on where you live and if your pet swims in the sea frequently, tags can tarnish, whereas others become scratched up over time, particularly if they’re rubbing up against another tag on the pet’s collar (we do not recommend placing two tags together as the engraving will fade quickly).

Remember to Update Your Pet’s ID Tag! — If you move or get a new phone number, remember to get a new tag for your dog or cat to ensure they’ll find their way home if they get lost!

Quieting the Jingle — If your pet has multiple tags on his collar, this can result in an annoying jingling. Quiet the jingling with a rubber ring that can be placed around the edges of each tag. You can also purchase a pet tag silencer pouch, which holds the tags together to keep them quiet and it prevents scratching, which can make the tag engraving illegible. We have just introduced Rubit Clips. This also makes it easier to remove tags at night when it is bed time.

Make Pet-Tags.com your source for all your pet ID tag needs. We carry a wide range of pet tags for dogs and cats, including fashion tags, colourful designer tags, glitter tags, sparkling bling tags and much more!


Pet ID tags will increase your pet’s chances of returning home

Pet ID tags will increase your pet’s chances of returning home, but you must remember to include the right information!

Pet owners typically include the pet’s name on the ID tag, but sometimes, they use the pet’s formal name rather than the name that the pet is actually accustomed to. For instance, your pet’s full name may be “Katelyn” but if you call her “Katie” 95% of the time, this is the name you should place on her tag.

In addition, include your phone number and remember to get a new tag if your number changes! Ideally, you should include your cell phone number rather than a home phone. This way, you can be contacted at any time of day, even when you’re not at home.

Some pet owners will also include their home address; however, if you are concerned about engraving  your home address, you can always include an email address.

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Pet ID Tags & Medical Conditions

Pet ID tags aren’t just helpful for bringing your pet home if he or she gets lost; they can also save your pet’s life if he has a medical condition!

In addition to purchasing a pet ID tag with your dog’s or cat’s name, address and phone number, it’s also a wise decision to purchase an additional tag with medical information in the event that your pet is dependent upon medication.

The following pets can benefit from a pet tag with medical information:

Epilepsy — If your pet suffers from epileptic seizures and requires daily medication, it’s important to include this information.

Addison’s Disease — Addisonian dogs require daily medication like prednisone, along with a monthly injection of a drug such as Percorten-V. Without these medications, the dog can go into Addisonian shock and die.

Heart Conditions — A pet who requires heart medication should have a tag with drug and dosage information.

Diabetes — Diabetic pets require daily medication; without it, they can go into shock and die, so it’s essential to provide dosing information.

These are just a few examples of the many conditions that require daily medication! Remember to include your pet’s medical condition, the name of the drug, and the dosage/frequency on a pet ID tag.

Pets who require pills can even be outfitted with a small metal waterproof vial that can hold a few day’s worth of pills. This way, if your pet gets lost, he can remain healthy in the event that it takes a day or two to contact the owner.

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