Every Day is Tag Day is April 2nd! While a lot of dog care advice is tailored to Fido’s age, size, and breed, this is one thing that is important to all of our canine buddies. Choosing a tag for your pet isn’t rocket science, but there are some things to consider. A Fort Collins, CO vet offers some tips on this below.
Include Crucial Information
Most—if not all—of the companies that make dog tags allow for personalization. The most crucial things for you to include would be your pet’s name and your phone number. We strongly recommend adding a note about there being a reward. If Fido is ever lost, this will greatly increase the chances of someone bringing him back to you.
Keep Them On!
Remember, Fido’s tags will be useless if he isn’t wearing them. Keep them on him at all times!
One of our favorite new technologies is the GPS-enabled collar. There are already several different versions on the market. Some use subscription services, while others work via wifi or bluetooth. The subscriptions cost more, but, given that they work with cell phone towers, they also provide the best coverage. While you’ll want to do some research before purchasing, this is definitely a worthy investment!
Dog tags can be made out of many types of metal, as well as plastic and even wood. Plastic tags are the lightest, but they can be chewed. Stainless steel is always a good option, as the tags won’t fade or get rusted. Just make sure the tag doesn’t have any sharp edges that could potentially cut your pup.
Do you want to avoid hearing that constant clink of Fido’s tags hitting each other? Get tags with rubber or plastic holders.
Digital Display Tags
GPS tags aren’t the only high-tech option out there. You can also get tags with a QR code that will notify you (via a smartphone app) if your pooch is found. These are fairly new, but we love the idea.
Don’t Skip The Chip
Tags are not only an invaluable tool for reuniting lost dogs and worried humans, they are also required by law in many places. However, microchips are still very important. If Fido hasn’t been chipped yet, make this appointment ASAP.
Do you need to schedule microchipping? Contact us, your Fort Collins, CO animal clinic, today!