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Saving Your Pet: Why Your Pet Needs a Pet ID

Your pet is a special part of your family. Can you imagine losing your pet forever? The thought of that happening is frightening for many pet owners. That’s where Pet IDs come in. This little ID can provide the necessary information to help identify lost pets and provide other critical information to get them home safely.

Retrieving Your Pets with an ID Tag

When we have our pets around us, we don’t think about something unthinkable happening, such as your pet getting lost or stolen. They cannot talk for themselves, so it is our duty as pet owners, to protect them in any way we can. Giving them a pet ID is one of the best gifts you could give your furry friends. They will thank you for it someday, if they should ever get ripped away from their loving family.

Keeping Pet IDs Updated

Although IDs for pets are important, it is more important if you keep the information updated. It would serve no purpose to your pet, if their IDs doesn’t have the updated and relevant information to help the person who found him, so that they can reunite you and your pet as quickly as possible.

Other information is also important to ensure their safety. For example, if your dog or cat is allergic to something, you would definitely want the person who found them, to know this. Without an ID, things can quickly take a turn for the worse. These are some of the things that you have to keep in mind as well.

Personalized Pet IDs

You have the option to purchase personalized pet IDs. Have fun with your own unique style. Having an ID for your furries don’t mean that it has to be boring. Customize it to make it look stylish and creative. When choosing the IDs for your pet, be sure to not only look at stylishness, but also durability.

You want to make sure that their ID tag is secured around their neck, and the information is engraved in the ID. Some people may even choose microchips as an added security to increase the chance of reuniting with their beloved pet.

Wireless Pet Tags

Technology has taken us to another level when it comes to tracking down and finding our lost pets. There are also wireless pet tags to give you more real-time tracking information, and sending out an alert to get the word out to the tracked location immediately.

My Two Pet Fishes: Best Friends Forever

I have two fancy male guppies, and they are a pleasure to watch each day. I look forward to seeing them every day. Wherever you see one, you see the other. Those are best pals for life. Guppies are so friendly and lively. I can tell they even love the camera too. Look at these two BFFs chilling together near the bubbles coming from the aquarium air stone in the fish tank.

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I kind of wish they would do their own thing independently, but the orange one just won’t stop following his big brother around. A few weeks ago I was given a show, as the bigger fish showed his little brother some moves.

Unfortunately, a few days later, I thought I was going to lose him (my older guppy), but I gave him some fresh garlic, and that seemed to got rid of what he had. I’m not sure if he had constipation, bacterial infection or intestinal parasites.

Gladly, a month later he’s still with us. These cute little guppies are so special to me, I would do anything to get rid of bacterial infection or whatever was making him sick.

The little orange guppy is doing fine. He’s active and looking healthy. The older one looked bloated the other day, but I’m working on getting him better. He’s not that bloated like he was before, but still not back to his normal size.

He’s eating and running around, except for when he tries to get away from the orange guppy, he usually hide in the aquarium decoration. That’s where he goes when he need some me time.

After hanging out by himself, they resume their playing. These guppies play basically all day. They love the bubbles too. They take turns running in and out of the bubbles.

That’s how they spend their days, playing and sometimes fighting over peas. Yes, I give them green peas each weak, and they love it! I’ll cover that more in my other upcoming blogs.

Having A Pet Fish: Early Memories As a Beginner

20170826_101136Having fish for a pet was not something I had ever thought about. I loved to see them on TV or in the doctor’s office, but didn’t think they were fun enough for me to have in my home. Boy, was I wrong. I was watching a YouTube video one day, and was impressed with how lively and fun the fishes looked, so I decided to do some research.

I had a ton of questions, and wanted to know everything that I could as a beginner. I wanted a fish that was fun to have as a pet. I read up about the different types of fish that are best for beginners. At first I was thinking about getting a gold fish, but then I found out that they were not that easy to take care of for a beginner fish hobbyist.

The next thing I always thought about was having multiple fishes. I wanted to have more than one at a time. During my research, I learned about guppies. They are pretty active little guys and doesn’t require much, except for regular water changes and a spacious fish tank.

Guppies are small, but they are very active, so they need a lot of space for them to run around and be happy. Like with any other species of fish, they need good filtration to keep the water quality at a healthy level. Even if your fish aquarium doesn’t come with a filter, you can still purchase hang-on filters for your tank.

Now, there was the question of whether I wanted male or female guppies. Since I was just getting my first pet fish, I didn’t want to get a mixture of male and females, because eventually, I would have more guppies than I could take care of, so I chose to get only male fancy guppies. Then my journey began. To be continued ….