On February 12 I made an announcement letting Dogsters know about the Together Tag. Between now and March 1, 2009 Dogster is offering a special $5 discount for our readers.
In partnership with the American Red Cross, has launched an innovative pet ID and recovery service called Together Tag. As a stand-alone solution or as a complement to your pet’s existing microchip, Together Tag is the ultimate service for keeping pets and their families together.
I ordered Together Tags for our kids but have not received them yet. However, Dr. Barchas got his and did a good review, so I”m posting part of what he had to say.
I like the concept of the Together Tag because it allows pet owners to provide as much (or as little) information as they desire to anyone who recovers their pet after he or she is lost. If your pet needs medications or has special dietary needs, you can mention these things on your pet’s profile. The profile also can be used to keep track of veterinary checkups, vaccination dates, and medical conditions.
The Together Tag is not a substitute for microchipping. Nor, for that matter, is microchipping a substitute for the Together Tag. Microchips cannot be lost, and they remain the most effective way to identify your pet permanently. However, to be useful they must be scanned with a special device that is not available to the general public. Anyone with an internet connection can use the Together Tag. Buster has both a microchip and a Together Tag.
Please note that I was not involved in the development of the Together Tag and I will not profit personally from its success. However, I am very impressed with the system and I strongly recommend it.
There you have it, a great product to help ensure your pet’s safety.