Due to dogs getting lost or killed in road accidents and to reduce the number of stray dogs on the streets it is recommended that you should find ways to identify your dog. Dog identification is highly recommended these days because of the need for the licensing of the dog in a proper manner and to reduce the numbers of the stray dog in streets. Dog identification is done by many methods, which are different from each other. Depending on your budget you can find many ways to identify your dog. If your dog is not identifiable it might end up in a dog pound because of animal licensing issues in your area.
The identification of your pet may be done by personalized tags, some times by the municipal license tag, medical tags to identify dog disease in the dog, and more. Most of the time, your telephone number and your name will be on a place in the personalized tags of the dogs. If any body encounters the dog accidentally during the event of missing of the dog will become capable of reporting the facts to the concerned officials.
Plastic and metal pet identification tags are available in multiple colors and the dog owners can choose the color they want. However, many select the reflective type of dog tags along with the collars. Hence, the dogs can be identified even in darkness to a greater extent.
Nowadays, many electronic gadgets are available like microchips which are embedded into the dog. However, these kinds of electronic chips need to be implanted behind the ears and once implanted, this will reveal all the data embedded in this in the computer. A collard and tagged animal makes an indication that it is not a stray animal and this gives more security to the dog.
Traditional forms of identification of the animal like tattooing is now a day not carried in dogs because these can cause dog disease like skin problems. Modern dog tags and tagging techniques make it tracing the missed animal will become easier for the pet owners mainly due to the identification-based dog collars.