July is Lost Pet Prevention Month. This month is used to help raise awareness for a problem that many pet owners and families experience. Did you know, according to the ASPCA, “every year, around 8 million dogs and cats end up in shelters around the U.S., and most of those pets belong to families.” The ASPCA along with other shelters and private organizations dedicate this month to educating people on how to prevent their furry pal from getting lost.

We have decided to give you some tips to ensure that you never go through the heartache of losing your beloved, furry family member.

The first thing you could do is make sure your pet is always wearing a secure, fitted collar with an ID tag. A pet ID tag should include: Your pets name, your phone number and if you’d like your current address. This makes it easy for anyone who comes across a lost pet, to return them safely to their home!

Another way you can ensure your furry friend finds a safe way home is by getting them microchipped. If your dog or cat wanders away and ends up at a local shelter, the shelter staff will scan for several commonly used microchips and contact you immediately. Keeping your contact information up to date with the microchip company’s registry is important to ensure your pet gets home as soon as possible.

Now, for all you tech-savvy pet owners out there! It is now possible to get your furry pal a collar equipped with a GPS tracker. This device is linked to a smartphone app, so pet parents can easily locate Fido if he/she does escape! There are several GPS collars out there, so feel free to do your research to find the best product for your situation.

No one should ever have to go through the pain of losing a beloved furry family member. We hope these tips we have given you will be helpful if ever faced with the heartache of losing your best friend.

If you have any questions or need any further advice, please call our office at 877-704-3893.

 

– The Pet Stop Clinic