After spending days or even weeks looking for your beloved pet, your pet is finally home. Now that your family is complete again, take a few moments to make sure your furry loved one stays safely at home.
1. Invest in Pet Tracking Technology
You have a few options to help you keep track of your pet when it gets lost.A microchip is a source of permanent identification. When the chip is scanned, the scanner is able to view your contact information. It is essential to keep your contact information up to date. The chip is implanted in your pet's ear. Don't worry! The process is painless and your pet won't even notice it is there.
With an average cost of only $45, fitting your pet with a microchip is a budget friendly way to prevent it from going missing in the future. It is important to realize that a microchip is not a GPS; you cannot use it to track your pet's whereabouts. Instead, a veterinarian or animal control agency must scan your pet to view the chip's information.
Another option is to purchase a GPS collar for your pet. A GPS collar lets you track your pet's locale from your smartphone or computer. You can literally see where your pet is when it goes missing. GPS collars are more expensive than microchipping. Many collars also include a breakaway feature in case your pet gets snagged on something.
2. Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered
If your pet is still intact, there is a higher likelihood that it will wander in search of a mate. This is especially true when a female pet is in heat or if your male pet senses that a neighboring female is in heat. By getting your pet fixed, you help discourage the roaming. There are also health benefits associated with fixing your pet, such as reducing the risk of certain types of cancer.
3. Consider Changing Your Pet's Routine
Pets who are bored or feel socially isolated are more likely to go off in search of an activity to stay occupied. Make sure that your pet has plenty of safe toys at all times. Rotate the toys to keep playtime exciting. If you are a dog owner, make sure that you take your pooch for a daily walk.
In cases where you must leave your pet alone for long periods of time, hire the services of a pet daycare or pet sitter. These options are helpful for giving your pet the necessary amount of emotional and physical stimulation.An obedience course can also help encourage your pet to avoid certain behaviors, such as trying to run out of the door when it is open.
Your pet is back home, and all is right with the world. By following these simple tips, you decrease the likelihood that your pet goes missing again. Contact a business, such as Animal Lost and Found, for more information.