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 Experience a contact lens that feels like nothing 2016-10-24 12:49 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 Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.