Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Polish Lowland Sheepdog

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Polish Lowland SheepdogBuying a pet identification tag for your Polish Lowland Sheepdog is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’ll never use 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 type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s low cost or pretty often proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following before picking any pet identification tag for your Polish Lowland Sheepdog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Polish Lowland Sheepdog?
Lost Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are very common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs posted around the city, or deceased Polish Lowland Sheepdogs lying by the side of the road. If your Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a pro at hopping your fence, or cannot resist chasing a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not correctly trained, the risk of a missing Polish Lowland Sheepdog is high.

But losing your Polish Lowland Sheepdog isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Polish Lowland Sheepdog if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Polish Lowland Sheepdog, particularly if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that renders you unable to care for your Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

In this case, will your Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Polish Lowland Sheepdog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Polish Lowland Sheepdog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Polish Lowland Sheepdog owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their Polish Lowland Sheepdog determines its value. For many people, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some have artwork or logos, also. Usually pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary kinds of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Polish Lowland Sheepdog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the most recent entries in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Polish Lowland Sheepdogs

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