Here's one technique to make sure your lost pet comes home.
Pets accompany people practically everywhere they go, including outdoor activities, camping, and road vacations. When your pets are in unfamiliar situations, they may become disoriented and lose track of you.
However, there is a high-tech way to locate and reunite with your favorite pet, and Devan Bianco of Michigan Humane joined co-host Tati Amare on Live in the D to discuss more, as well as a lovable creature in need of a home.
Out of a million pets lost each year, just 15% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats are reunited with their owners, according to America Humane. Microchips, which may contain crucial information and be implanted in your pet, are recommended by Bianco because ID tags and collars can be misplaced or broken.
Most veterinarian clinics and Michigan Humane offer microchipping for pets. If you have any questions about microchipping, call (866) M-HUMANE.
This week's pet of the week is Dingo, a two-month-old guinea pig. He's shy yet sweet, and he's looking for a family with plenty of treats and cuddles. Dingo may live in any home, but Bianco says that if you're new to guinea pigs, do your homework first because they do require some maintenance, such as nail cutting every two weeks.