5 Things to Know Before You Buy for a Dog ID Tag

As a pet owner, you know that getting your pet tags is extremely important. We've spent many of our lives with our dog and cat and it's hard to imagine them growing old without some kind of identification. But what exactly should be on the tag? Here's a list of tips and questions you should ask before choosing your dog's tag.

1. Why is a pet identification tag important?

Pet identification tags are important because they help to keep your pets safe and ensure that you can find them in the event of an emergency. You can even use them to track your pets' whereabouts if they get lost. You will want to get a pet ID anytime you add a new furry friend to your household, you move, or you get new contact information. Having an up-to-date pet ID tag is the most important thing you can do for your pup to keep him safe.

2. What information should be on your pet's ID tag?

Every pet needs an ID tag with a name and phone number. You are entirely free to put any additional information you want on your pet's tag, as long as it's relevant to your pet. If your dog's tag has your email address, address, or your name on it, then that's ok. All that's required is that you put your pet's name and any contact information on your pet's tag. A valid phone number on a pet ID tag is the fastest way to get contacted if your pet gets lost. Also keep in mind that the fewer lines of text on an ID tag, the engraving will be larger and easier to read (ex. If 1 line of text is requested, it will be engraved in a larger font point size than if 2 lines are requested, etc.). A good tip is: More Lines + More Letters = Smaller Engraving.


3. My dog already has a microchip, do I need an ID tag too?

Yes! The more ways you can be contacted if your pet is lost, the better! It's best practice to get your pet an ID tag and get your pet microchipped. Not everyone that finds your lost pet will be able to read a microchip. An ID tag will help identify your pup faster. ID tags hang from your dog's collar which means it is easily readable. Microchips are small, implanted devices that can be used to identify your pet if it ever gets lost and taken to a different vet or shelter. A microchip is an implanted piece of technology, with a chip that can track, store, and transfer vital information to a smartphone or other device. It's one of the most accurate ways to identify a pet. Once your pup is microchipped, you will need to register it and include all your important contact information. You should always keep your contact information up to date with the registry by updating it every time you move, change phone numbers, get married, or have other family members join your household.

4. How do I attach my pet's identification tag?

Attaching your pet's new ID tag is easy. Each ID tag comes with a split ring attachment. Simply slide it over the D-ring on your pup's collar, but don't forget to add the ID tag either before or after the ring is attached. We find it easiest to attach the tag to the ring, then the ring to the collar. Make sure that your ID tag is secure and easy to locate on your pet. If you don't keep your pet's ID secured, your tag could fall off, which can lead to your pet being lost.

5. Pet identification tags come in many different varieties

Pet identification tags come in many varieties. There are metal tags that come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used to attach to a collar, leash, or harness. Metal tags are engravable and are made to last for years. The information will remain easily readable even with normal wear and tear. There are plastic tags that come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used to attach to a collar or a leash. Plastic tags are made of plastic and can be flimsy. They may come in cute colors or shapes, but they may not hold up as your pup plays.

We have a variety of metal tag options to choose from. You can accessorize your dog with a tag that will best suit his personality. Your dog can support their favorite team with an officially licensed sports tag, show off their inner superhero, be patriotic with a flag tag, or enhance their appearance. There are many different colors, sizes, and shapes of tags available.

In conclusion, you don't have to be an expert to know the right things to put on your pet's ID tag. All you need is to know what is important to the pet, what is important to you, and what you are willing to put on the ID tag to keep your pet safe and help you find them if they're lost. These tips should help you to purchase a dog or cat ID tag that your pup can be proud to show off when out for a walk or playing at the park.

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