Despite your best efforts, accidents can happen. Someone leaves a door ajar, an intrepid pooch digs under a fence, and your best intentions go awry: Your pet escapes and gets lost. If they’re wearing a collar and identification tag or have been fitted with a microchip, chances are good that you’ll get them back. The first step in keeping your safe is getting him properly tagged for identification.
External Identification. Outfit your dog with a collar and ID tag that includes your name, address, and telephone number. No matter how careful you are, there’s a chance your companion may become lost—an ID tag greatly increases the chance that your pet will be returned home safely. The dog’s collar should not be tight; it should fit so two fingers can slip easily under his collar.
Microchip Identification. Have your dog microchipped by your veterinarian. Microchip ID will ensure that your dog will be returned to you if he is lost, even if his collar came off. When scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelter, your phone number, address and other vital information will show and you can be contacted.
Gresham Animal Hospital has been providing loving care to our patients and their owners in the Portland and Gresham area since 1944. Whether you’re seeking a routine check-up or vaccination for your new puppy, an advanced diagnostic test to evaluate your adult cat’s health, or an intricate surgical procedure to save your pet’s life — Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet need under one roof.