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national pet identification week

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • April 19 - 25, 2015 is National Pet Identification Week. It’s a good reminder for pet guardians to insure all furry family members have current, legible ID tags or some other form of identification to help them find their way home in the event they are lost
  • Microchipping is an increasingly popular permanent method of identifying animals, and many dogs and cats adopted from shelters and rescues, as well as purebreds purchased from breeders, come to their new family already chipped
  • For those considering microchipping, there are pros and cons to consider. It’s up to each pet guardian to weigh the benefits against the risks and make an informed decision based on your pet’s individual personality and lifestyle
  • Another way to permanently ID your pet is a tattoo. This method, too, has pros and cons depending on your individual situation, and it’s important to make an informed decision for your pet

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