Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Canadian Eskimo Dog

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Animal Care, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Canadian Eskimo Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Canadian Eskimo DogPicking a pet ID tag for your Canadian Eskimo Dog is like buying insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s low cost or pretty often ends up being a regret, down the road.

Consider the following before purchasing any pet id tag for your Canadian Eskimo Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Canadian Eskimo Dog?
Lost Canadian Eskimo Dogs are definitely common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs posted around the city, or deceased Canadian Eskimo Dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Canadian Eskimo Dog is a master at jumping the fence, or can’t resist chasing a scent, or young and energetic, or is not well trained, the chance of a missing Canadian Eskimo Dog is high.

But losing your Canadian Eskimo Dog isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Canadian Eskimo Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Canadian Eskimo Dog if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Canadian Eskimo Dog, especially if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Canadian Eskimo Dog, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Canadian Eskimo Dog’s temporary or new caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Canadian Eskimo Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Canadian Eskimo Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Canadian Eskimo Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Canadian Eskimo Dog owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Canadian Eskimo Dog determines its value. For many people, Canadian Eskimo Dogs are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Using your answers to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, too. Many pet ID tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Canadian Eskimo Dog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost however the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet identification tags for your Canadian Eskimo Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Canadian Eskimo Dogs

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