According to a study done by the Linda Lord DMV of Ohio State University, over 40% of lost cats were indoor cats, and only 19% had custom pet tags. Anyone who has ever lost a pet can tell you how awful the whole ordeal can be. It’s much worse for those who have lost their pet and didn’t have an ID tag. Even if your pet rarely leaves the house, ID tags are essential in keeping track of your pet. It’s not only for your peace of mind, but it might be required. Many municipalities are requiring pet owners to put ID tags on their pets.
4 Reasons Why
- You can’t ensure that your pet will never get outside. Some accidents simply are out of your control as a guardian of your pet. Oftentimes, pets are displaced or left behind during natural disasters, such as tornadoes and floods. With ID tags, the chances of getting your pet back are greatly improved.
- According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, the odds of pets returning home are low. Fewer than 2% of lost cats and 15-20% of lost dogs ever make it back to their human. These numbers could improve if more people were getting ID tags for their pets.
- It’s the easiest way to keep track of your pet. There are certainly other ways to keep track of your pet. Microchipping is a viable, however expensive, method of tracking your pet. To do this, you’d have to pay a licensed professional to insert the microchip into your pet. Then, if animal services finds your lost pet, they use a scanner to read the microchip’s information and locate the pet’s owner name and address. Although this is a wonderful technology, the person who finds your pet may not think to check if the pet has a microchip.
- They’re fashionable! Woofwerks ID tags are stylish! While your pet may not have the amazing bone structure of Derek Zoolander, a brass ID tag can make them a stylish, happy pet!
The Most Durable Tags
Not all tags are created equal though. If you are looking for the highest quality, most durable tags, a metal ID tag is the right way to go. A Woofwerks brass ID tag is a great way to combine practicality with beauty. Not only can you have your pet’s name, owner’s phone number & address engraved on the tag, but you may also choose the style that best suits your dog’s unique personality.
What if My Pet has Never Worn a Collar Before?
If your pet has never worn a collar and ID tag before, you will need to acclimate your pet to these changes. Slowly introduce the collar to your pet for a few minutes or even hours at a time, depending on the comfort level of your pet. And, if you’re worried about the collar snagging or catching, you can always get a breakaway collar. Just visit your local pet store.
If you are someone who just doesn’t want the constant jingling noise ringing throughout the house, here are a few measures you can take. The first option is to rivet the brass nameplate to the collar. The second option may be to stick tape to the tags. This may be tricky and time-consuming, but will ultimately muffle the jingling sound.
If your pet gets lost and doesn’t have an ID tag, the statistics aren’t on your side. While you can’t plan for every disaster, by having identification you will greatly improve the chances of a lost pet returning home safely. Browse Woofwerks extensive collection of brass and steel ID tag today!