Home > Lifestyle > How to have healthy pets > Health tips Updated 04 September 2013 Stop your pet from getting lost If you've lost a pet before, you will know how devastating it is not to know where they are and whether they are injured, stolen or hurt. Hundreds of pets go missing every year. 0 iStock Subscribe to receive health tips daily » Like Health24 on Facebook » Ask CyberVet » Leopard filmed licking a baby impala Mutts entered into the US 2015 World's Ugliest Dog If you've lost a pet before, you will know how devastating it is not to know where they are and whether they are injured, stolen or hurt. Hundreds of pets go missing every year. How can you make sure it's not yours?Take action:Tag it – a collar with your phone number on it will make it easy for people who find your pet to contact you; many pets go missing when fireworks go off in the area – make sure your pets are locked securely inside your home; fence your garden – this might not keep cats inside, but it does keep dogs inside; leash dogs at all times to prevent them from running away; neuter and spay your pets – pets who have had the "op" are much less likely to roam the neighborhood looking for potential mates; get a good pet sitter – if you go on holiday, make sure that the person who looks after your pets knows them, likes them and looks after them properly. Visit our Pet Centre NEXT ON HEALTH24X The bittersweet beauty of our emptying dams 42 minutes ago Partner content More: How to have healthy petsHealth tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.