When it comes to owning a Dog OR Cat there's a couple of basic things you kinda need to have set in place to ensure their safety, one of course is a Strong, Deep Engraved Pet I D Tag. Now there are other essentials such as Collars, Leash, maybe even a Harness or a Halti but for now we're going to focus on Pet I D Tags in this particular post.
What Is A Pet I D Tag ?
A Pet I D Tag is generally worn on your dog or cats collar or harness with the owners contact details such as owners surname, phone number, address, perhaps Pets name or some other form of information sometimes even Medical if a Pet has a particular condition like diabetes or epilepsy.
Pet Tags can come in many shapes, sizes, colours and can be manufactured using various metals and plastics too.
What Good Will It Do Having A Pet I D Tag On My Dog or Cat ?
Well for a start most Animal Lovers / Dog and Cat owners recognise the importance of Pet Ownership and all that it entails including Pet Safety and the fact that it is a requirement for your Pet to wear an I D Tag. Failure to display or show a Pet I D Tag on your Pets Collar or Harness can result in a fine by a dog warden or lead to prosecution.
Many Countries the world over will have similar rules and regulations (under the control of dogs act) regarding Pet I D Tags.
lets take Ireland as an example - Dog Identification
Dogs must at all times wear a Collar that bears the name and the address of the owner inscribed on it or on a plate, badge or disc.
Failure to have identification on a dog can result in an on-the-spot fine issued by a dog warden. Failure to pay this fine within a specific period can result in prosecution by the local authority.
It would be wise to research this yourself with your local authority / Country you reside in regarding their rules and regulations or check with your local Vet, we've always found that they are generally very helpful particularly if your New to Pet Ownership.