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Pet ID Tags, Dog Tags, Pet Tags, Name Tags
Originally metal disks embossed with personal information that could be left with a body
on the field of battle for identification.
Eventually it evolved into a rounded rectangle with a small indentation on one side
so that it could be set on the teeth of a deceased soldier
and kicked into the head so that the enemy could not strip the dead soldier of his identity
A dog tag is a small flat tag worn on collars or harnesses by dogs,
usually with identifying information such as the owner's telephone number so that the owner can be notified if the dog is lost.
Pet tags were traditionally worn on a chain, rope, or collar around the dog's neck.
The resemblance of human identification tags to this method of display led to them also being called dog tags.
Some dogs wear harnesses instead of collars, so tags might be attached there instead.
Most humane societies and rescue organizations recommend that dog tags be on a buckle-type collar
rather than on a slip collar, because the former remains more securely fastened around a dog's neck
when slipping through a fence or being held by a stranger.
Name tags (identifier)
A name tag is the informal name for the identification tags worn by military personnel,
because of their resemblance to actual dog tags. Various formats exist in the US military,
but Army dog tags record the surname, given name, social security/service number, blood type and religion -
stamped on a small piece of metal that is worn on a metal chain around the neck.
During World War II, certain medical information such as the date of the soldier's last tetanus shot was also included on the tag.
The name tag is primarily used for the identification of dead and wounded.
In the event the member has a medical condition that requires special attention,
an additional red tag with the pertinent information is issued and worn with the dog tags.
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