AR-News: (MD) Prevent Your Pet From Getting Lost

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Tue Dec 2 16:53:19 EST 2003



Key To Finding Missing Pets Is ID Tag
By Dr. Karen Halligan
Losing your pet can be a devastating experience. Fortunately, there are some 
things you can do to help prevent this from happening or, at least, ensure a 
safe return if it does. 
 Here are some tips to help protect your pets from getting lost: 
Spay and neuter all pets. Both males and females are much less likely to 
wander if they have been altered. Spayed and neutered pets live longer, have fewer 
health problems and are happier in general. 
Make sure all of your pets are wearing current identification tags. Make sure 
the writing on the tag is legible and accurate. Without any identification on 
your pet, they are helpless, may become homeless and your chances of 
recovering them are greatly reduced. 
Inquire with your veterinarian about getting a microchip implanted in your 
pets. There are several microchips available and your vet can help you choose 
which one is most prevalent in your area. 
Make sure your yard is pet-proof so that your dogs cannot escape. Also, keep 
any gates locked so visitors do not accidentally leave them open. 
Always have your pets on a leash and never let them roam free in the 
neighborhood. 
   SURVEY
Have you ever lost a pet?
Yes, but I found it.
Yes, and I never found it.
No, thank goodness!



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Always transport your cats in a carrier. Make sure the carrier is sturdy and 
secure. 
Take the time now to get good photos of all your pets. Since animals can 
sometimes look similar, get close up shots to show definition and detail. 
Here are some tips on finding your pet if they are lost: 


full story:

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/family/2367076/detail.html


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legitimate hope of survival." -Wendell Berry 
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