PetHub anyone?

Happy New Year!  Mama here…  I am looking for some input, advice… guidance.

Unless this is your very first time here, you know that Sissy is a hot mess.  That’s said with all the love in the world.  She’s had anal gland issues since she was a puppy, and we finally figured out she has food allergies of a ridiculous degree a couple of years ago.  But that’s nothing compared to her glaucoma.  She is a very active girl living a very normal life, but that requires us to make our lives revolve around her eyedrop schedule, her vet appointments, etc.

So, when we got all proactive and bought/made new dog tags in the fall, I was a little sick when I realized that I should have put both vets’ office numbers on her tag, along with the note that she has glaucoma…

We have Home Again, and used their service twice – pre-glaucoma – when Sis had escaped and taken herself and once, Gretchen, on a big adventure.  The first time, despite also wearing a standard dog tag with a local phone number, the neighbor whose front porch she stopped on called Home Again, who then called me, so we know it works.

However.  That doesn’t alert anyone who might find her to her host of issues that require her to get back to us – or a vet – right away.  Enter DoggyLoot and their current offer for PetHub

It seems PetHub will assign each girl (because Gretchen does have environmental allergies too) a little smartphone scannable ID tag, so anyone with a nifty reader app can learn that Sissy is a hot, needy mess with people who love her dearly.

Now…  How many tags is overkill?  How many services do my dogs need to keep them safe, even though we fully intend to keep them on a very short, secure leash forever?

Thanks in advance…

 

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9 Responses to “PetHub anyone?”

  1. Off and Running « Chan Knits Says:

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  2. scrabblequeen Says:

    Oh! Well, um, we just know the answer to your question! Our momma says we are obviously too easy to care for…Good luck on this one, Grrls.

    Woofs…Sasha and Misty

  3. tomarnold2 Says:

    Hi. I’m from PetHub. 🙂 Thought you’d like to know that you can put your Home Again phone number, microchip #, rabies tag #, license #, etc., all into your PetHub profile so that when you scan the tag (or type in the web address that’s also printed on the tag) it will show all of that info. So, if you want to move to a single tag, you can.

    -Tom

    P.S. I was looking through our logs on the site to see where some of our traffic was coming from (just in case you’re wondering how I happened upon this blog entry 😉

  4. Jed & Abby in MerryLand, USA Says:

    Here’s our problem with smart tags: they require a smart phone, which lots of people [like our mama] don’t have and don’t intend to get. So we vote for tags that people can just read with their eyes and pick up a phone. As long as both girls have tags with your cell phone [so you’re not tied to your home landline if one goes missing], people can just call you. In Sissy’s case, we’d be more inclined to get one of those medic alert tags that says ‘glaucoma’ and whatever else is immediately life threatening. But the finder shouldn’t need Sissy’s complete medical history; they should just be calling you. Mama does have us microchipped with Home Again as a ‘belt and suspenders’ precaution, in case we lose our collars – or get picked up by animal control, because the first stupid thing they do is strip off the collars and throw them away, before making the slightest effort to reunite the dog with her owner. Don’t know whether this helps you any.

    Jed & Abby

  5. gMarie Says:

    First – let me just say that I love that the Pet Hub guy commented and answered your question. Second – I say too many is not an option. We all intend that they will always be safe and on a short leash – but I think I’ve told you about the time Lucy walked past Jay on the porch and ran away.

    You know you will feel so much more secure adding that one little tag to their collars, especially since it will contain everything! I’m sure you’ve already order them, haven’t you? g

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  7. Sue Says:

    I think if it makes you feel safer, go for it. I like the quick response from the company.

    However, I’m afraid I’m with Jed and Abby. We don’t have smart phones and a lot of people don’t. I have a two sided ID tag that has medical info and the vet’s number on the reverse side. My dogs are all registered with both Avid and AKC’s CAR registry.

    Best security a leash and a fence.

  8. Mary Says:

    Do what makes you feel most comfortable.

  9. Bubblesknits Says:

    I recently got Micro a new tag, but thankfully he doesn’t have any health problems other than his knee. Love that the Pethub guy commented!!! Awesome. 🙂

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