Happy Pet Appreciation Week! Every year the first full week of June is Pet Appreciation Week (June 7-13, 2015) dedicated to your beloved pets! A pet is so much more than just an animal, they are a symbol of companionship, love and happiness. Some people even consider their pet to be a family member! So make sure to give your pet extra attention this week while also following some National Band & Tag tips for caring for your dog!
Tip #1.) Get your pet their license.
Did you know, it is the law to have your pet licensed? Many states require you to renew their license annually! Dog licenses on average cost $10-$20 dollars which is less than the fine you will pay if your dog is caught without a license. Other benefits include improving chances of animals being returned if lost and license fees support local animal shelters.
Tip #2.) Get your pet up to date on their rabies vaccination.
Depending on what state you live in, your pet may receive annual rabies vaccinations or receive them every three years. Rabies is a severe viral disease of the central nervous system that can be passed by salvia. The most common method of transfer is an infected wild animal such as a bat, fox, raccoon, or skunk biting your pet and infecting them. Rabies vaccinations are also required by law in all states.
Tip#3.) Get your pet a name tag.
This is simply a tag with your pet’s name on one side and your contact information on the back so if your pet is found they can be easily and quickly returned to you!
In all, your pet should have 3 tags on them at all times, pet license tag, rabies vaccination tag and name tag. This will help ensure that if they get lost they will be returned to you while also following all the laws!
Happy Pet Appreciation Week from National Band & Tag Company!
2016 Rabies Vaccination Tag Options
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