Losing a pet is a terrifying experience.
For the past months, I’ve read many alerts of lost pets. The statistics of missing pets are alarming.
Thousands of pets are reported missing every year.
According to Home Again: National Pet Recovery statistics, “missing pets rarely make it home“. Every year, over 10 million pets(dogs and cats) go missing or stolen and most of them never make it back home.
Take Extra Precautions. Here are …
7 Tips to Keep your Dog Safe and Prevent from Being Lost
1) Microchip: Ensure your dog is microchipped and the chip is registered.
2) Collar and Tags: Make sure your dog wears a collar and tags with current contact information. Ensure you use an appropriate and secure collar for your dog. Some dogs wear a collar and a harness.
3) Leash: Walk your dog on a leash. Make sure to use an appropriate length. In case the leash accidentally drops on your walk, run in the other direction and avoid chasing your dog. To avoid any incidents, find the proper grip to hold the leash. Many use a double-leash for extra precaution.
4) Backyard: Opt for a fully fenced backyard. Always check your fence for any loose gaps/holes and repair it immediately. Make sure the gates are always closed and locked. Even though your dog is on your property, always keep an eye on your dog. Keep in mind: A fenced yard DOES NOT guarantee your pet’s safety without proper monitoring on your part!
5) Park: Avoid letting your dog off leash. It is important and helpful that you teach your dog to properly heel while on a leash. At an off-leash park, make sure you choose a park that is enclosed. Keep an eye on your dog at all times.
Blog friend Oz the Terrier loves outdoor adventures and his pet parents always ensure to have a safe and fun vacation.
7) Crowd/Noise Events: Taking your dog in a crowded event might not be a good idea. Some dogs are terrified with loud noises such as fireworks. Avoid taking your dog on special holiday celebrations.
Don’t make assumption.
Take extra precautions and keep your dog safe from being lost.
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