Looking at the statistic of the lost pets, you will be shocked to know that the numbers are increasing year by year. According to the stats, 10 million pets are lost every year (though the numbers are rising) and just 10 pets out of this huge number are found. Moreover, you must be oblivion to the fact that the maximum number of lost cases is being recorded in July, and the reason given is that July being the summer vacation month, many people travel with their pets. Thus, the probability of losing their furry family member during this month increases. And added to this, the negligence of pet owners to report the case is also one of the contributing factors towards this wave.
Thus, CanadaVetCare urges pet parents to file the case in the scenario of their lost pets. This can help to lower the number of lost pets. Well, being vigilant of your pet can always ensure the safety of your furry kid.
Follow these Useful Tips to Safeguard your Furry Kid
1. Unsupervised Dog – Never Make This Mistake
Never leave your dog unsupervised in any situation. The majority of the dogs missing complaints come of the lost dogs that are unattended at the time they go missing. In a crowd, a frightened dog can slip its collar and runoff. Therefore, when outdoors, keeping your pet under your sight can immensely reduce the chance of losing him/her.
2. Obedience Training – Your Dog Never Leaves Your Sight
Train your dog such that he never leaves your sight. From the time you have got your pup, it is important to provide obedience training. This helps to build a good relationship with your dog, where you can walk in the park without a leash. Specifically, train your dog to return on your voice command. This is quite important for your dog’s health as running dogs can get hit by a car or attacked by a stray or another dog.
3. Don’t Unleash – Keep Them On Leash
If your dog is more of a fun-loving and running away here and there when off leash, then keeping the leash on their collar is the most viable thing you can do. Unless you are in a secure and safe zone, never unleash your dog rather keep them secured by your side. Always remember that dogs are anyway animals and no matter how hard you may train them, they have the tendency to run away to chase a street dog, a squirrel, or a stray cat.
4. Advanced Protection – Microchipping Pet
It’s essential to microchip your pet whether a dog or a cat. Although it may be a little sharp big needle, it’s a painless procedure. Additionally, don’t forget to add information on the chip because the records show that many times the lost pets that are brought into veterinary clinics are found to have microchipped but without any information in it.
5. Tag It All – ID Collar Tags
You can find those frenzy collar tags everywhere but buy one which can be embedded with your pet’s name and your phone number.
6. Complete Coverage – Provide An Escape-Proof Enclosure
If you find that your dog loves to spend most of his/her time around the yard then ensure that the enclosure is escape-proof. Keep your fences high enough to prevent your dog from scaling up or moving out. Also, the ground supports should be solid and secure enough that the dogs cannot dig through it.
7. Fireworks and Thunderstorms – Loud Noises Matters
If you are aware of loud noises like thunderstorms and fireworks are the triggers to your pet’s anxiety, ensure to take them to a haven to pass through the event. Understand and be aware of the signs of your pet’s anxiety and leverage the calming techniques along with calming products like Anixtane or Adaptil collar/spray to provide relief to your pet.
David joined CanadaVetCare in 2013 as a product analyst and veterinary assistant. Being a passionate pet lover and keen animal health researcher, David had always found ways and solutions to help pet parents to improve their pets’ health. He is always happy to answer pet health-related queries and recommending pet parents for the right pet product for their furry companions.