Have you ever met someone who has lost a pet and see how worried they are about their pet, hoping the pet will return home safe? Sadly, enough each year, over eight million pets are lost or stolen. Keeping your pet at home is not enough to guaranty their safety since their safety is more than just locking them at our home yards. They end up in an animal shelter with just a tiny number getting back to their owners for the lost pets. The remaining pets hardly find a home, euthanizing them eventually. This raises the need for the identification of pets using pet id tags that many veterinary groups support.

The most common and cheap method is getting your pet a collar. The collar maybe a piece of plastic or metal, which has your pet's name encrypted upon it. Sometimes your phone number is also included on the tag. Having your pet fitted with an ID tag is the first defensive action you take to prevent your pet's separation from you. Although relying entirely on ID tags leaves room for the occurrence of various activities- the pet may break off the collar, the person who stole your pet may get rid of it quickly or, the person who finds your pet decides not to call you.Many people think that pets are not unique animals; thus, they treat them like other animals. Most of them believe it is not essential to own a pet and take it for luxury.

Importance of getting your pet ID tags.

  • If your pet gets lost or astray, you can be easily be contacted and get back your pet.
  • During injury, the pet owner can quickly be contacted and agree over the treatment with the veterinarian.
  • You will obtain accurate health results whenever your pet is undergoing a test since no confusion can arise.
  • It makes the animal breed tracing easy, thus avoiding uncontrolled breeding practices, which helps obtain information concerning particular inherited disorders.
  • It makes data collection regarding animal companions easy and to be more accurate.
  • In case of any disease outbreak, the identification and tracking of pets become easier.

Advantages of Pet Id Tags

  • It does not afflict pain to the pet like other identification methods such as tattooing the pet.
  • The materials used to make the tags are light; thus do not make the pet bothered with the weight. Most of the time, the pets do not know they are wearing collars.
  • The tag's materials have bright colors, making it highly recognizable and the fonts used are easy to read.
  • Customization of tags if possible thus, you can have one based on your taste.

Disadvantages of pet id tags

  • The tag can only have one phone number encrypted on it, and if not updated and the pet gets lost, it will be hard to find it.
  • You cannot track the actual position of your pet like other identification methods like microchips do.

Get a pet id tag for your pet from the nearby pet shop to avoid filling the whole neighborhood with posters of a lost pet.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.