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    What Information to Include on Pet Tags

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    One of the most distressing experiences for any dog owner can come when a dog goes missing. The situation can feel a little helpless – but one way you can at least safeguard against the worst case scenario of never seeing your pet again is to buy pet dog tags.

    These inexpensive items could make all the difference when it comes to reuniting a dog with its owner.

    Learn more about pet name tags in the guide below.

     

     



    Engraved Pet Tags: Essential Information to Include



    1.    The pet’s name

    This is perhaps the most crucial piece of information to include of them all – when a dog goes missing, it may be feeling extremely stressed, anxious to be reunited with his owner.  If a responsible passer-by can reassure and comfort a dog by saying its name, they will be able to offer food and care to the dog until they manage to get in contact with you by reading the dog’s pet tag.

    2.    Your telephone number

    Engrave your mobile phone number and home contact details so you can discover your dog’s whereabouts the moment someone finds him. There really is no better way to engineer a swift reunion with your dog than to leave appropriate contact details on the pet name tag. Therefore when you’re buying engraved pet tags, try and buy one that has enough space to fit all this information.

    3.    Your home address

    This particular option can be a concern for many dog owners, unsure as to whether it’s entirely safe to advertise your home address to strangers, particularly if someone disreputable manages to get hold of your dog. Make your own judgement as to how much personal information you want to leave on engraved pet tags – it may be best to simply leave details of your name and mobile number.

    4.    Medical information

    This particular information will only need to be included on the pet tag if your dog suffers from any food allergies or illnesses. The person who finds your dog may be well-intentioned in terms of the care they offer, but without prior knowledge of your dog’s medical history, your pet’s life could be placed in danger. If a pet tag doesn’t have the space for this information, engrave the number of your local vet on the tag.

    5.    Emergency numbers

    Sometimes circumstances dictate that you may be impossible to reach by phone. Make the job of locating you easier for the person who finds your dog by engraving a small list of numbers onto the tag. This could include a family member, friend, pet rescue centre or vet – anybody who will have a vested interest in ensuring the dog can be reunited with you as swiftly as possible.


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