The majority of people who have a dog or cat see them as a member of the family. If anything were to happen to them, it would be devastating. Sometimes they have health problems or may die of old age and this can be a very traumatic experience. However, what can be even more devastating is if our pet gets lost, as it is so easily prevented. This infographic from GAP takes you through the steps you need to take to ensure you have the best chance of finding your pet if they do get lost by ensuring they have a collar, an ID tag, and a microchip.
Were you aware that you’re 2.5 times more likely to have your dog returned if they have a microchip? Amazingly, cats with a microchip are 20 times more likely to be returned to you. Don’t put yourself in a situation where your pet is lost, and they have no way of being returned to you.
Mistakes happen, and our pets can get lost. What’s important is that you give yourself the best possible chance of finding them by taking all the appropriate measures. Don’t keep putting it off as it’s very hard to predict when these things can happen. Don’t let people misguide you about microchips as any perceived negative effects are far outweighed by the increased chance of finding your pet if they get lost.