Most people agree that pet ID tags are very important for the safety of their pet but according to one ASPCA study, only about a third of all pet owners actually put pet ID tags on their furry companions. What's the deal? We think that while most people know pet ID tags are important, they don't know the specific reasons why.
Why Pet ID Tags are Important
1. There is always a chance your pet might get lost. According to the Found Animals Foundation, 1 in 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lifetime and 90% of them never return home without an ID. Another study reported that approximately 10 million pets get lost every year. Pet ID tags ensure that if your pet does get lost, it's easy for the person who finds them to get in contact with you and get your pet home safe.
2. Unexpected events happen. Natural disasters can strike without warning, as can man-made problems like car accidents or a house fire. Any number of these unexpected events could result in the loss of your pet - even if he is "indoor only." It's best to be prepared ahead of time for these kinds of events. Putting a pet ID tag on your dog or cat's collar is a simple way to do just that.
3. With a tag and collar, your pet is more likely to receive help. Many more people are willing to stop and help a stray that appears to be a family pet. Without a tag or collar, people might be hesitant to approach your pet and their chance at rescue could be lost.
4. Pet ID tags are the fastest way to get your pet home. Micro-chipping is a valuable way to keep track of your pet, but if someone finds your pet, they will need to take him to a shelter or vet's office to have the chip read. Pet ID tags, on the other hand, make it fast and easy for anyone to get in touch with you as soon as they find your pet.
As you can see, getting your dog or cat a pet ID tag can become a matter of life or death in an instant. Fortunately, creating a personalized tag is simple, quick and inexpensive. Plus, you can get as creative and stylish as you want with your design.
Whether you and your pet are geeks, hippies, pranksters, foodies or nature lovers - you can choose a stylish ID tag that reflects your personality and has all the necessary information in case of emergencies. Make sure your pets are protected and purchase your ID tags today!