what your pets need in case of an emergency

When you prepare for bad weather set to roll into town, you do take into consideration the things that your pets may need during power or water outages? If you haven't prepared for what your pet will need during emergencies, now is the time to do it. Our blog will show you exactly what you need to get for different types of pets to ensure that you have everything that you may need during emergencies when you can't get out of your house to make a run for these supplies. We will cover everything from basic needs to treating medical emergencies your pet may experience.

Custom Dog Identification Tags


Your dog is an integral part of your family. That is why it is important to have your dog microchipped and wear an identification dog tag at all times when out in public or away from your residence. There are several different types of custom dog identification tags that you can purchase for your dog. Here are some of your choices: 

Mixed-Metal Dog Tags:  Decorative mixed-metal dog tags can be a very effective way to identify your dog. Two or three metal tags of different metals, sizes, and shapes can hang together on one steel split ring. These tags can be engraved with your dog's name on one tag, your contact information on another tag, and the fact that your dog is microchipped on a third tag. These dog tags can be made of three different metals such as brass, copper, and silver. These metal dog tags work well when deeply engraved with identification text and when the engraved letters are then filled with black enamel to make them easier to read. The baked enamel will also protect the metal of these dog tags and make them resistant to scratches and dents. 

Photographic Dog Tags:  A photograph of your dog can be placed on a metal tag and then the dog tag can be topped with multiple coats of clear resin. The back of the metal tag can be engraved with your dog's name and your contact information. This photographic dog tag is very effective to confirm the identity of your dog when they're lost or missing. A headshot or full-figure photograph of your dog can be used on your dog's photographic dog tag. 

Driver's License Dog Tags:  A plastic dog tag that resembles a personal driver's license can be custom made with your dog's picture, your contact information, and other personal information such as your dog's breed and age. The back of the plastic identification dog tag can state that your dog is microchipped. Many pet stores or dog tag manufacturers will keep records of the dog tags that you purchase and include their own name and contact information on the back of the tag as another way to identify your dog. 

Therapy Dog or Working Service Dog Tags:  If your dog is a certified therapy dog or a working service dog, that information should also be engraved on your dog's tags. This information will emphasize the importance of returning your dog to you as soon as possible. It will also alert people to the fact that your dog may be able to understand many commands and recognize that they are near their home when in a nearby neighborhood.  

Metal Collar Slide Tags:  Another effective dog tag is a metal collar slide that your dog can wear on his or her dog collar. This type of tag wraps around your dog's collar and eliminates hanging dog tags that can get caught on objects when your dog squeezes through small spaces. The metal of this collar slide can be engraved with your dog's name and your contact information, with room on the back of the collar slide for more detailed information. 

Microchipping your dog and tagging them with a complete identification tag are two of the most important things that you can do for your dog. These two things can positively identify you and your dog and make it possible to reunite both of you should you get separated. It is the best way to treat an important member of your family. 


13 January 2017