Your dog ran off while at the park or the cat darted out the front door and you couldn’t catch him. Oh no, what now? Finding your pet when they are lost or missing is hard to do and for many pet parents can be a heart-wrenching experience. There are several options pet parents have to relocate a lost or missing pet.
An identity tag is a recommended first step. Having your pet wear a properly-fitted collar with their vaccination tag from the veterinarian is an easy and fast fix. The tag can be traced back to your veterinarian who has record of the tag’s information. The veterinary staff can quickly link the tag’s information to you, the pet owner, and make contact. Other identity tags can be made with your name, address and phone number, allowing people who find your pet to contact you directly.
Microchipping your pet is another option in finding your pet. Microchipping your dog or cat is a simple procedure very similar to getting a shot. The veterinarian will inject a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. It takes only a few seconds. After the microchip is implanted, you register your pet. Once the process is complete, if you pet goes missing and is found, you can be contacted quickly through the microchip technology.
There is always the possibility of your pet being hurt or injured while lost or missing. Pet insurance will reimburse pet parents up to 90% of the veterinary expenses associated with most injuries such as lacerations or broken bones. With pet insurance, pet parents can focus on the recovery of their pet instead of the expense.
Pet parents have several choices in tailoring the pet insurance plan that best fits their pet’s needs with PetFirst pet insurance. Choices include selecting the reimbursement percentage, deductible amount and coverage limit, as well as add-ons for routine care, prescriptions and food. For more information on pet insurance and PetFirst, visit www.petfirst.com or call 877-894-7387.
PetFirst is the fastest growing pet insurer in North America offering easy-to-understand lifelong coverage for dogs and cats. PetFirst’s comprehensive coverage is unique in the industry providing simplified policies with coverage for hereditary, chronic and breed-specific conditions with no per diagnosis limits. PetFirst offers pet insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through animal welfare agencies, retailers, employers as well as other partners. PetFirst polices are underwritten by American Alternative Insurance Corporation (Munich Re) which is rated by A.M. Best as A+. Additional services are underwritten by Lloyd’s. For more information about PetFirst pet insurance, visit www.petfirst.com or call 877-894-7387.