National Pet Identification Week is a good time for owners to ensure their pets are properly identified, and the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association shares some guidelines for owners in this article. A microchip with up-to-date information for reaching the owner is an essential means of pet identification, the group says. In the event a pet is lost, the OVMA recommends hanging signs with a cellphone number and the owner's first name as well as calling animal shelters and the animal's veterinarian.

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