|| Collars and Identification Tags
Collars and Identification (ID) tage for Cats and Dogs
Collars and tags are a reliable way to identify your cat should he/she become lost. Make sure your cat wears an identification tag that has your current information on it. You can order them from pet supply catalogs and stores, veterinary offices, and animal shelters often have forms to order ID tags. The identification tag should include:
Owner's name and address
Telephone numbers (day and evening)
Any medical problem requiring medication (may require separate tag)
Veterinarian's name and number, if possible their address
Reward offer should pet become lost
Steps you should take to ensure your cat's identifications are functional:
A collar worn for purposes of identification should remain on the cat as long as he/she is in a situation where he could become lost.
Do not use a chain choke collar as the identification collar. A broad buckle collar is best. The collar bearing the identification should be fastened snugly enough that it does not slip off over the animal's head when it is grasped by a person. Safety collars or harnesses are often used on cats; harnesses should also be used for ferrets.
Common tags worn on the collar include:
Individualized identification tag
City or County license
Check your pet's tags regularly. They can become lost, or unreadable with wear. In addition to identification tags, you can use an indelible pen to write a phone number on the collar itself. You may also be able to order broad buckle nylon collars with your phone number stitched into the collar.
Put a temporary tag on your pet when you move residences, it should include a relative's or friend's telephone number. Many animals are lost when owners move. Use masking tape over the current tag or consider purchasing an instant tag, available at most pet supply stores.
There are several national tag registries that can be contacted if you should lose or find a pet. They include:
911-Pets Lost Pet Service Chicago: (773) 890-4911
Petfinders New York: (800) 666-LOST or (800) 666-5678
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