As of April 2016, it is compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped. Now, almost a year since the ruling came into force, microchipping has become commonplace. Similarly, another law dictates that every dog in the UK must wear a collar with identification on it when out in public.
Engraved dog tags are the perfect way to make sure that your pet is complying with the law in the ultimate style. But while pet tags are the obvious fast way for you to be contacted if your pet becomes lost, why is microchipping so important?
The Benefits of Microchipping
Compared to collars, microchipping is a much more lasting solution. Collars can wear or break and shiny new pet tags can become lost, but there is no way for this to happen with microchipping. Similarly, it is a lot more difficult for thieves to target pets with microchips – collars can be removed and tags altered, but microchips are permanent.
How upset would you be if your pet got lost? Microchips make it a lot easier to identify lost or stolen pets and reunite them with their owners. For this reason, it is important to register your pet’s microchip and keep your details up to date on the database. All being well, you will never find yourself in a position where you need to make use of your pet’s microchip, but it is always better to be safe than sorry – after all, you never know what could happen in the future.
Why You Need Engraved Dog Tags
However, despite all this talk of microchips, this doesn’t mean that the humble pet tag is past its prime. Aside from the law requiring dogs to wear tags, they are also essential for the safety of your pet. Engraved dog tags are there to protect your pet while they are out and about. How many times have you seen a lost dog? In the event of a situation like this, pet tags allow people to get in contact with the pet’s owner quickly and easily, reuniting them with their furry friend.
If your pet is a budding escape artist, make sure that their collar is the correct size to limit the possibility of them losing their collar while out and about. Similarly, it is important not to make the collar too tight, as this can quickly become irritable or uncomfortable for your pet.
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