When it Comes to Microchips – Does Size Matter?

Are smaller microchips better?  Not necessarily.  There has been a trend towards very small microchips in the animal sheltering and veterinary world.  Smaller microchips can be easier to insert for very small dogs, puppies and kittens.  The drawback? “Mini” microchips have a shorter copper antenna.  The size of the microchip antenna impacts the read distance […]

Keeping Your Pet Safe on the Fourth of July

Noisy parades, loud music, neighborhood picnics, and, of course, fireworks, –these summertime traditions are all great fun for people, but they are traumatic and dangerous to their pets. More pets run away from home over the Fourth of July holiday than any other. And with many towns holding fireworks displays throughout the summer, summertime escapes […]

Lost on the Fourth of July

In a few days our nation will celebrate its birth and with that celebration comes many things: family picnics, out of town visitors, vacations, and, of course, firework displays. And while all of these things are wonderful ways to pay tribute to our independence – each of them are also great contributors to how dogs […]

Why We Do Not Endorse Lost Dog Tracking Devices and Tags

  Thanks to the power of social media and the loyalty of our fans,   the sister organizations of  Lost Dogs of America have developed a very large Facebook following and audience (over 200,000 Facebook fans).   Many product developers contact us hoping that we will endorse their products.  The lost pet product market is […]

Tis the Season to be Jolly- Tips to Remain Jolly and Keep Your Dogs Safe

  Statistics show that many dogs become lost during the holiday season.  With the holidays fast approaching Lost Dog Illinois would like to remind you to keep your dog safe during the hustle and bustle: Traveling with your pet Be sure your dog is wearing a current ID tag that includes your cell phone number. […]