Our pets are like a part of the family so if anything were to happen to them it would be extremely traumatic. This infographic from GAP takes you through the precautions you should take to ensure that if your pet does get lost they are returned.

We all know that our dogs and cats can be a little bit unpredictable and without a moment’s notice they can make a run for it and get lost. That’s why it’s so important to take the necessary precautions for if your pet does get lost.  They essentially need three things a collar, an ID tag and a microchip. Remember that having one doesn’t mean you can forego getting the others.

There are many misconceptions about microchips and it’s important that these are cleared up. Some people believe that they can hurt their pet or cause cancer. The reality is that these claims are largely false and it’s much more important that your pet has a microchip in case they get lost. Some people also believe that a microchip tracks their pet but remember that a microchip only contains an identification number for when your pet gets lost.

As a responsible pet owner, make sure you get your four legged friend microchipped, and if you move, make sure the details are up to date.  That way, if your pet goes AWOL you’ll increase the chances of being reunited!

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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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