How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for Your Seppala Siberian Sleddog

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Seppala Siberian SleddogBuying a pet identification tag for your Seppala Siberian Sleddog is like buying insurance – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or trendy usually proves to be unwise, long-term.

Consider this before purchasing any pet id tag for your Seppala Siberian Sleddog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Seppala Siberian Sleddog?
Missing Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are definitely common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased dogs lying on the side of the road. If your Seppala Siberian Sleddog is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or cannot resist following a smell, or youthful and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the chance of a lost Seppala Siberian Sleddog is high.

But losing your Seppala Siberian Sleddog isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Seppala Siberian Sleddog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Seppala Siberian Sleddog, especially if you live alone or are in ill 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 hit with a tragedy or disaster which renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Seppala Siberian Sleddog’s temporary or new steward know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Seppala Siberian Sleddog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Seppala Siberian Sleddog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Seppala Siberian Sleddog owners, the companionship attachment they have with their Seppala Siberian Sleddog determines its value. For many, Seppala Siberian Sleddogs are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.From your answers to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Seppala Siberian Sleddog’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 types of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Seppala Siberian Sleddog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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