Top 5 Reasons to Protect Your Pets with External Identification Tags

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The ASPCA did a major study on pet ID tags and found that though 80% of pet parents believe that external identification is important, only 33% report actually putting tags on their pets. What’s going on? If you are’t aware of why it is absolutely essential to have an external ID on your pet continue reading.
1) According to the American Humane Association, 1 in 3 pets will become lost in their lifetime. Without proper identification, the Found Animals Foundation proclaims that 90% of pets never make it back home.
2) Even if you have a strictly "indoor" pet, disasters, accidents and all sorts of unforeseen events will happen—it only takes one time. With less than 2% of cats and 20% of dogs coming back home safely is it worth the risk?
3) Anyone can read an external ID tag. Even if your pet is microchipped, they must be taken to a shelter or veterinarian to be scanned, and not all microchips can be read by all scanners. However, some new cutting-edge external ID tags, such as PetHub Digital Pet ID Tags have multiple ways to help pets get home safe and fast. Also these tags link to an online profile that holds a pet’s critical contact and medical information to help reunite owner and pet or help a pet receive proper medical attention if they get injured while lost.


Yes…even indoor kitties need external ID tags to keep them safe.


Winston found his way home with his PetHub ID tag.

  4) Many people won’t pick up an animal who is not wearing a collar. They think "that’s a stray dog or feral cat." However, an animal with a collar and external ID tag helps people realize that this animal is not a stray, but rather a pet—someone’s family member—and folks are much more likely to stop and try to help the animal get home.
5) Style, baby. There are literally hundreds of styles of tags in a wide range of prices out there to fit you and your pet’s personality. Companies, such as PetHub and Red Dingo have partnered together to provide tags that have the enhanced safety of a PetHub Digital Pet ID tag combined with the durable beauty of a Red Dingo tag. From princess to sports dog and from hipster to goof—there’s a fabulous ID tag out there for every pet and budget.


Mustachio embraces his own personal style in his choice of ID tag.