Veterinary Viewpoints: The Best Gift for Pets and Their Owners

(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, Dec. 7, 2020) — This holiday season, give your pet the best gift — a collar with identification tags and a microchip. Unfortunately, when pets wander away or escape from home, many are never found again. Often pets are picked up by an animal control officer or dropped at an animal shelter by residents. The reclaim rate from animal shelters for dogs ranges from 17 to 30 percent and for cats from 3 to 5 percent. A collar with an ID tag offers a finder a way to immediately contact you. All collars should be designed with safety/…

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