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Photo: Linda George (Shutterstock) Microchipping is a common practice among pet owners as a way to embed their contact information into their pet. If your pet gets lost, and then found—and the finder thinks to have the animal scanned for a chip—you will be identified and thus happily reunited with your buddy. However, in addition to the fact that you may not like the idea of implanting a foreign object into an animal, microchips also can’t actually track them if the pet gets lost. GPS trackers, on the other hand, can. GPS trackers have their own pros and cons. They can be expensive (and they might require a monthly subscription), they need to be charged, and they can break. But if the animals gets lost and they’ve got it on, you’ve got a much better shot at finding them. Here are some of the best on the market. Many pet owners use Tractive collars to locate their pets while hiking or if they get lost. The GPS box on the collar shows their location on a map available through the collar’s smartphone app. Tractive batteries last for five days on a single charge, and all three subscription plans are less than $10 a month. The Garmin T5 is an impressive tool for anyone who wants tracking tech for their pet. If you’re one of the 76% of young adults who splurge on their pets rather than themselves, this tracking collar is a great investment. Garmin collars track dogs and […]