Digital Tag for Your Dog by Maria Plahonina |Published 05-10-2020
As a dog owner, you surely care about your pet. You groom it, feed it tasty and wholesome food, and spend time every day playing with it. But do you care as much about their safety as you care about their well-being?
Our pets are little wanderers that chase squirrels in the park, run after a neighbor's dog, or simply explore under brushes nearby. So, you need a little extra supervision, especially for small dogs that are so easy to slip up.
For a while, dog owners have put tags on their dogs. This is a neat and useful accessory that helps leave the owner's contact information just in case and add some style to your dog's look.
Despite the wide customization and stylish features, basic dog tags aren't as functional as more advanced QR pet tags.
As you might have guessed, QR tags are pet tags with a QR code on them, so anyone can easily scan it with a smartphone. By scanning the QR code, you're able to find the name of the dog, the owner's telephone number and address, and exhaustive information about the dog: their diseases, allergies, operations, and more.
In this blog post, we'd like to delve into the benefits of the QR tag for your fluffy friend. Enjoy your reading!
In the US, one in three pets gets lost during their lifetime. To prevent sad situations, you can use some of these preventive measures:
With a QR tag for your dog, you register it in the international animal database and create an online profile with the pet’s info. There, you can store crucial data like:
Tags help you pump up your pet's style and express your personality, too!
You can also customize tags to your taste. Create a design with a photo of your pet, a pretty pattern, or a vibrant image. How about ordering a tag with a collective photo of you and your dear Chihuahua?
A QR tag also increases your chances to reunite with your dog after they get lost. Modern QR tag vendors provide a variety of ways to get in touch, like via a toll-free phone number, messages, or tracking down the GPS location of the tag when scanned.
Such a low entry barrier to reach out to the owner increases the odds of finding a dog's owner. 85% of the pets with a QR pet tag come back home in 24 hours after getting lost.
A digital chip is also a fast way to connect with a dog owner. Quite often, dog owners microchip their pets and feel confident about their dog's safety. Indeed, why worry if a dog can be found with a GPS?
However, tags can be read once a dog is found and returned to you within a few minutes. With a microchip, a dog is likely to end up at a shelter or vet clinic where they can scan a chip.
Such a procedure obviously takes time to get your dog back. So, responsible dog owners should use both identifiers, including a microchip and a QR tag.
When a dog is lost and found, it's important to return it to the right owner. How can a stranger be sure that you've got no ill intentions and just want your dog back?
Again, information connected to an online profile can help you justify your ownership. Your photo, phone number, dog's documents, and other contact information can help you prove you're actually you without any hassle.
By purchasing the QR tag for your dog, you can make the lives of homeless animals safer and more comfortable. There are several charity projects you can contribute to. For example, Animal ID donates $5 from each purchase to shelters. Isn’t that a good reason to purchase the QR tag for your pet asap?
As you can see, QR pet tags are a lifesaver when it comes to ensuring your pet's safety. With a digital tag, anyone can easily reach out to a dog owner by simply scanning a QR code with a smartphone.
Of course, digital tags don't ensure 100% safety, but they surely increase your chances to get your dog back if they wander off.
Have you ever lost your dog and what have you done in that case? We hope this post was useful to you and from now on, you'll know how to ensure your dog is safe and sound!