July is Lost Pet Prevention. This is a pretty important topic! Even the most loving and loyal pet can take off if they get scared or spot something they want. Others are just bound and determined to get out there and explore the world. (We’re looking at you, huskies.) A local Carmel Valley, CA vet lists some things that can help keep your furry friend from getting away in this article.
First things first: let’s not overlook the basics. If you have a yard, make sure that your fence is secure, and that your furry bff can’t go over, under, or through. You’ll also need a good, self-latching gate.
GPS collars are pretty new, but they are definitely a welcome addition to the roster of pet products. There are different options to choose from, and they all have different options for things like subscriptions, range, and battery life, so do some research before purchasing one.
QR Code Tags
This one won’t really stop Fido from getting away, but it may make it easier for someone to return him to you if he does take off. These are tags with customized QR codes, which can be read with smartphones with the app installed. It will take the user to a personal site, which would include a way to contact you.
There are some pros and cons with these. Some pups are so bound to get away that they’ll ignore the discomfort of the fence. You’ll also be fenceless if your power goes out. Another con? This won’t stop other animals from coming and going as they please. That said, it may be worth looking into.
Are you wondering how a clicker can keep Fido from running off? They can be great training aids! Of course, there are other methods for training your canine buddy. However, these are used by many professional trainers, and are definitely popular enough to make the list.
Want to let your furry best friend enjoy the outdoors safely? If you don’t have a fenced yard, you can look into getting Fluffy a cat enclosure. As for Fido, he may enjoy a moveable dog pen.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. We are your trusted pet clinic in Carmel Valley, CA and we are always available to assist you with any pet-related concerns or issues.