Once you’ve found the perfect collar for your cat you probably want to start looking at pet identification tags, if you don’t already have them. If you’ve already started looking for a pet id tag then you know there is a wide selection available making it easy to find the right pet name tag for any size and any personality of pet. With personalized pet tags you can add all the details you think are necessary.
The Importance Of Pet Identification Tags
You may think your cat doesn’t need a pet identification tag because he or she is an indoor cat. I have known other people who have felt that way… until they unexpectedly lost their beloved pet. A few of those people were lucky enough to be reunited with their pet, but unfortunately that’s not always the case.
Having your pet wear a tag with current contact information can make all the difference if you happen to be separated for some reason. Unfortunately I’ve had personal experience with this. When I was a teenager we became separated from our small family dog. Luckily, thanks to the id tags, we were reunited with her within a matter of hours. While I hope you never experience this type of scare, please don’t underestimate the importance and value of properly identifying your beloved cat or dog with custom pet tags.
Unexpected things can happen that lead you to be separated from your beloved pet. Sometimes your pet can get into a situation where they can’t return on their own. It’s even possible for a well-intentioned person to take your pet in thinking he is lost or a stray if he isn’t wearing a pet collar with an id tag.
Identification tags are especially important if you live in an area with a possibility of a natural disaster. If you happen to get separated from your pet during a natural disaster, having engraved id tags on your pet is critical for the two of you to become reunited. Unfortunately thousands of pets and their parents are separated during these already stressful tragedies.
The name tags should include the pet’s name as well as your name, address and phone number. If your pet has an illness, such as diabetes, it is a good idea to list that on the engraved pet tag as well.
Another form of pet identification is a microchip. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is typically inserted between the shoulder blades, just beneath the skin. Microchipping is usually performed by a veterinarian or a trained member of an animal welfare organization. Whenever a lost pet is bought into a shelter they always scan to see if the animal has a microchip.
Pets with microchips are listed in a database with contact information for their pet parents. Keep in mind if you move or change your contact information you need to make sure the database is updated accordingly.
Don’t take chances when it comes to your furry family members, make sure they are always wearing pet identification tags. You can even have fun with it and get a pet id tag that also doubles as a fun accessory. Just make sure it’s not to big or heavy for your cat. You don’t want it to be uncomfortable or a hindrance.