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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Protecting Pets: #NationalPetIdWeek

Care to take a stroll down scenario lane?  
Your in a rush, on your way out the door for work. In the midst of morning chaos, you attempted to dart out the front door to jump in your car, except you soon realized that you weren't the only one who darted out the door - your dog just so happened to run out right behind you. Normally he would come back when you call, but there was a smell, oh god the smell! He just couldn't help it, and before you knew it, your dog was gone. You panic, drive around frantically for hours looking for your beloved dog.



This story can turn out one of two ways - 
1) A neighbor finds your dog, reads the info on their tag attached to the collar, phones you, problem solved. And/or your dog could be tracked via his microchip.
2) Your dog has no tags or chip, therefore when he is found, you may never see him again, because nobody knows where he is from.

Making sure your pet has proper ID is super important. The above mentioned scenario is just one of many things that can happen. If your pet isn't micro chipped, has tags, or some form of identification, the cold hard fact is, you may never see him again. 

Silver paw tags

My pets all have sterling silver ID tags from Silver Paw, but even a normal ID tag purchased at a pet store and customized with your info on it will do just fine.

Prevent accidents from happening, don't let your 4 legged friend be next in the "lost pet" ads.


One more thing before you go!
I am pleased to announce the winner from my Torus Ultimate Water Bowl Giveaway!!!
Caren O. Gittleman!!! Congrats!

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Today's letter in the #atozchallenge is T.
T is for TAGS! Dog tags that is!



24 comments:

  1. Our dogs are chipped and we actually train them not to burst out the door and if they do, to recall. It is worth training often.

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    1. OH, don't get me wrong, of course training them to not dart is the best option, but things happen, a smell may waft through the door, or your dog just may feel like darting one day, and decide that he likes the smell coming from down the street more than hearing you call his name, and he could be gone. These things can happen even with the best trained dogs.

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  2. This is a great reminder to always have identification on your dog - always! Shih Tzu happens, I always say. I am a HUGE proponent of microchipping as well as having ID tags on your dogs. So many pets come into the shelter w/ no chip & no collar. Collars get lost or broken off all the time especially w/ a frightened dog who is on the run. Most shelters provide low cost microchipping, sometimes it's even free!

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    1. Exactly! Shih Tzu happens!! So it's definitely a good idea to always have our chips up to date, and tags on collar!

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  3. I am microchipped but Cody isn't (Mom keeps meaning to do that for Cody!) A most impawtant post!! OMD OMD OMD I am sooooooooo excited to win that PAWESOME BOWL!! Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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  4. We panicked when we first saw the 'lost dog' poster with Koda on!!!!! Whoops!!!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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    1. haha sheesh! You have to actually read the post silly! hahahaha!!!

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  5. My dogs are chipped, but they don't wear collars with identification in the house, so if they get out and someone doesn't recognize them...well it's worrisome to me.

    Sunday Hubby and my son-in-law were bringing a new grill onto the deck. The back door was wide open because it was so nice out and when they came through the yard, they left the gate open. I stepped outside, saw the gate open and knew Delilah had escaped. Thankfully Hubby spotted her right next door in the neighbor's yard, but in those fleeting seconds, I had visions of knocking on doors ...you can never be too careful.

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    1. Aw wow! So glad all was well!!! It can literally happen in seconds!!

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  6. I read another post on this topic that said that only 33% of all dogs have tags at all time. I was shocked. But then I remember how many lost dogs I've picked up over the years without tags.

    Honey is microchipped. But I'm planning a new ID tag for her once we move aboard the boat. It will have the boat name and a link to a website. That way we can update the site to tell where we're anchored or if we're in a marina.

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    1. It is insane isn't it??
      That's a great idea!

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  7. I think it's ideal to have both collars with ID's and microchips as well. Then you have all the bases covered.
    Congrats to Caren on winning the bowl!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  8. Congratulations to Caren! We love our Silver Paws tags. They hold up so well. We recently had Bentley microchipped and feel so much better about it.

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    1. For sure! And my SIlver Paw tags are just as they were when we first got them! So cool!!!

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  9. This is really important info. Either wear tags or be microchipped...or even both! Congrats to Miss Caren!

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  10. my dogs are chipped, thanks for sharing the importance. Congrats to the winners

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  11. Great post - can't stress enough the need to microchip and tag!

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  12. This is great information and we know all too well that animals get out accidentally all too often.

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