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Dog’s Micro-Chip Helps Family Identify Lost Son

Here’s a twist on why it’s a good idea to micro-chip your dog. In this video, the authorities used a dog’s micro-chip to identify a “John Doe” who had died of an overdose.

I was originally drawn to the video because the dog looks exactly like a huskier version of my Kayla. But in reviewing it, I think it has some relevance for all of us. Not that I’m wishing any of you or your relatives end up as John or Jane Does in a morgue, but I’d also hate for you to remain unidentified if you do end up there.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Ways Dogs Get Lost

According to Home Again, one of the providers of micro-chipping for pets, these are the top ten ways in which dogs get lost:

10.  Getting lost during the turmoil of a natural disasters or emergencies.

9.  Wondering off while traveling

8.  Leaving the yard when the electric fence goes down.

7.  Digging under a traditional fence.

6.  Fleeing in panic during a thunderstorm or fireworks display.

5.  Going outside off-leash for a quick potty break.

4.  Slipping a poorly tied knot when the dog is tied out.

3.  Getting stolen while unattended.

2.  Breaking through a loose screen.

1.  Slipping out through a door left open by a handyman or delivery person.

Watch our dog den for an upcoming article on micro-chipping.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!