How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling RetrieverBuying a pet identification tag for your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy often ends up being unwise, down the road.

Consider this prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever:
1.What is the level of risk to your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever?
Lost Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers lying by the edge of the road. If your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever is a master at jumping the fence, or can’t resist following a scent, or young and vigorous, or is not well trained, the risk of a missing Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever is high.

But losing your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers get stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy that leaves you incapable of caring for your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever.

In this case, will your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’s new or temporary caregiver know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many people, Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet ID tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, also. Most pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’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 traditional kinds of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever 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 identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete 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 automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers

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