Pet ID with ZuluTails
Pet ID with ZuluTails is a safe alternative to microchipping. Review of ZuluTails.
by Robert Hudson
Lost pets may be one of the most heartbreaking and stressful experiences for a family. The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost in the U.S. each year of which 85% of dogs and 98% of cats without an ID and are NOT reunited with their families. To eliminate losing their pets forever, many pet owners opt in to get their pets microchipped before purchase or adoption.
However, as technology advances, perhaps the microchip technology elicits more risk than benefit. Risks associated with the microchip, according to Dogs Naturally Magazine, include health issues for animals such as tumors and migrating microchips in your pet’s body. There is no single national microchip registry database which makes scanning difficult or not possible. Microchips can also be defective, unpredictable, or not be found due to scanner error. If this occurs, it can make it much more difficult for families to be reunited with their lost pets. It puts animals at risk of euthanasia due to crowded shelters and “empty” microchip results.
There are many alternatives to microchips for pets, including ID tags that disclose contact information or Bluetooth trackers. ZuluTails has changed the playing field by creating the first Smart Pet ID that instantly and securely connects you with your pet. This is done without the use of batteries, charging trackers, or soliciting personal information. Unlike microchips, ZuluTails offers 24-hour, 365-days of global on-demand access. You can update and modify your information and your pet’s profile at any time. This eliminates the hassle of changing your pet’s microchip information which can take time to update.
Not only does ZuluTails connect owners with their loved pets, but it also does so safely and effectively. When we put up lost pet ads, we give away personal information such as our address, phone number. . ZuluTails was developed by a Global Cyber Security expert, Pamela Fusco. Her goal was to keep pet owners’ personal information secure while also returning pets to their loved ones.
How does it work?
Each pet receives a unique 7-digit Universal Pet Identifier (UPI) that links directly to the pet’s private data profile. A unique QR code is conveniently added on a tag to affix to the collar or on a unique collar itself. This code offers the ability to communicate with the pet’s owner instantly and securely without giving away the owners’ personal information. There is no need to download an app. Anyone with a smartphone can look up a missing pet via its UPI and connect to the owner.
When you look up a pet’s UPI, you connect with the owner. You also see important information about the lost pet. This includes its breed, gender, medical conditions, or behavior triggers. Many ZuluTails users are also using ZuluTails to communicate on-the-go with groomers, pet sitters, or veterinarians.