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How To Prevent And Find Your Lost Dog Or Cat

osing a pet can be a terrifying experience because they are

part of the family. You may feel helpless when they become

lost without the means of finding their own way home. The

first thing to remember is that it can happen to anyone. Even though
they are part of your family, they are still animals. They can be easily
distracted and wander off in the few seconds that you turn away from
them. If you have lost a pet, don't panic; there are various things you
can do to help find them. . The best way to avoid a lost pet is through
preventative measures.
Fear from an unexpected event
They need to search for their old familiar home if they were relocated
Make sure all of your fences, gates, windows and doors are secure. Also, pets are known to often escape from
vehicles when left unattended.

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  • Make sure that your pet doesn't get bored. Dogs love getting into trouble and there are plenty of curious cats.
    Make sure your pet has plenty of different dog or cat toys and treats to choose from. Rotate them around to
    maintain their interest. Give them treats like Greenies or a chew bone to keep them entertained. These will also
    help maintain healthy teeth.

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  • Ensure that your pet's paperwork is in order. This includes health certificates as well as photographs. Take
    pictures of your pet often. It is extremely beneficial if your pet does become lost, to display recent
    photographs that will aid in the identification of your pet.
    Make sure your dog or cat has proper ID tags that are updated regularly. It should have a phone number and
    street address with the city and state. A dog can cover 30 miles in just a hour. There are pet recovery
    products which can be a tiny microchip that helps you connect you and your pet to a comprehensive pet
    recovery service. Or you can get really high tech and get a GPS locator for your pet.

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  • Collars

    Make sure your pet has a collar that fits properly. Cats have been
    known to get their collars snagged on objects which cause the
    collar to break off. Use a piece of string to measure the animal's
    neck and add another two inches for comfort.


    Make sure whenever you are outdoors that you have a leash for
    your pet. There many outdoor distractions that may cause your
    pet to act erratically. A leash will prevent your pet from straying
    too far from you.


    If you have a dog, behavioral training can be one of the most
    beneficial things you can do to prevent pet loss. Make sure your
    dog is familiar with being on a leash and follows your simple
    commands such as "sit" and "stay."

    The Familiar
    Check the places that may be familiar to your pet
    The Unfamiliar
    Look for your pet in unusual places in the home (storm drains, ditches, ventilation pipes.)
    Make big, easily noticeable signs that include a recent photo of your pet. Offer a reward if possible. Put an ad in the newspaper or on the Internet.
    Go door-to door and ask your neighbors if they have seen your pet. Once they know about it, they may be able to help keep an eye out for your pet.
    Call your veterinarians and shelters in the area. Give them your number in case they need to call you to confirm identity. Visit your local shelters every day. You know what your pet looks like more than anyone else.
    Don't give up
    Pets who have been lost for months have been reunited with their owners.