How to Find a Lost Pet

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The 4th of July is just around the corner -- are you excited for barbecues and fireworks?Well, did you know that between July 4th and 6th every year, there are

30-60% more lost pets

than any other day of the year? Guess why...Fireworks! The loud noises and festivities of the 4th of July can spook pets into running away, and could also really stress them out. First, take a quick look at our 

4th of July Safety Kit for Pets for tips on calming products and more to make the day as fun for your pet as it is for you.Next, take our crash course on how to make sure you and your pet end up together again if they get lost:Microchips

- These small bits of hardware may put you off at first (A thing inside my pet?!) but they're completely safe and have in fact saved pet lives.

PetAmber Alert

, a lost pets database and finder system, reports that

"only 14% of lost pets are returned to their owners, according to nationwide statistics. And worse, 30-60% of lost pets are euthanized because they cannot be properly identified and returned to their owners."

Welcome your pet into the twenty-first century and get them microchipped. Then you can register your pet with a microchip registry such as 

Petlink

 or the

Found Animals Microchip Registry

. If someone finds your pet, they can find you via these sites, or the

AHAA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup

.

Need more immediate knowledge of your lost pet's location?

Collar clip-ons like

Tagg

and

Pocket Finder

stream GPS information on your pet to your laptop or phone.Stay tuned for tips on how to keep your pet safely at home this 4th of July.

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