Nine out of 10 pet owners say that they consider their pets to be a family member, with approximately one third of dog owners displaying a framed picture of their dog in their home. This love and attachment means that most of us want to make sure our furry friends stay safe.
We take them to see the veterinarian for regular check ups and we try to feed them the best possible foods. The pet care industry in American brought in $52.87 billion in 2011. This shows that we spend quite a lot of money on our family pets.
One of the best things you can do that is often overlooked is to make sure we use plastic pet tags as identifiers. We do not really want to have to go through a search process should our pets gets lost or run away. While dogs have nearly 220 million smell sensitive cells in their noses, it may not be enough to help them find their way home. The average dog can run at about 19 MPH, and Greyhounds being the fastest dogs on Earth and run at speeds of up to 45 MPH.
Rescue organizations and humane societies recommend that all animals wear metal or plastic pet tags. Metal pet tags are usually etched or embossed with the information. Plastic pet tags are usually printed rather than etched. A lot of plastic pet tags come in reflective colors and materials allowing for higher visibility at night.
Custom pet tags should include all the information need to help someone who has found your pet contact you. You should include the call name of your pet on plastic pet tags. This will let anyone finding your pet to call him by name, which can help calm down a lost dog or cat. The plastic pet tags should also have your phone number on it.
There are many different styles of plastic pet tags. Personalized pet tags can often be found in colors that may match or complement a collar and lease. You can find all sorts of unique metal and plastic pet tags at your local pet shop. A lot of these pet stores have machines that will actually engrave your information on your plastic pet tags while you watch. These tags are not expensive and are important to keeping your pets safe.