At dogIDs, we recognize the importance of the bond between pet and human. We believe in improving the lives of dogs because we know the kind of difference that they can make in our lives.
Do you have a blind dog? Are they deaf? Do they have seizures? Pet illnesses are common. Many dogs have special needs or medicine. As a pet parent, you know it can be difficult to let people know your dog has medical needs. Here are 3 easy ways to display your pet’s medical needs.
Medical Alert Pet Products
As we sat on the couch one November day, I thought to ask my boyfriend, James, “What do you want for Christmas?” Without hesitation, he says, “A dog.” I laughed and shrugged the thought away thinking he was joking To my surprise he wasn’t. At first, I wasn’t sure. I adore dogs and had grown up with them all my life, but were we ready for that kind of responsibility? Of course, it didn’t take much convincing on James’ part before I hopped online to see which pups were looking for their fur-ever homes at the local shelters near me.
Within five minutes of searching on Petfinder, we found her: Molly, a 1-year-old Dalmatian mix with a sweet temperament and floppy ears that reminded me of Dobby the Elf from the Harry Potter series. It was love at first sight. And so, we ventured to the shelter in order to meet her. I insisted that we meet several dogs that fit our criteria, just to be sure, but deep down we both knew Molly was the one.
One week later, Molly came home. Since her arrival, we’ve learned a lot as new pet parents, including the locations of all the nearest dog parks, and how to train out certain behaviors. I’ve also learned that there are several items that should be on every first-time pet parent’s shopping list. James and I didn’t have much of a plan for our new addition. We had the essentials: food, bowls, bed, nail clippers, etc. But it wasn’t until Molly moved in that we discovered what we really needed:
Survival Kits For First Time Pet-Parents
Dog Products That Can Save Your Pet’s Life
Safety on walks is a top priority for many pet parents. A martingale collar is used to help walk training be simple all while keeping your pet safe. When a pet gets spooked or aggressive, they can try to back out of their collars.
Martingale collars prevent this by tightening based on your dog’s actions. Watch the video below or read, “4 Reasons to Use A Martingale Collar for your Dog” for more information.
Looking for a tag without the jingle? Rivet-On Nameplates are a great option! Nameplates can be attached to a variety of materials and are laser engraved. You can see how easy installation is in this ‘How-to’ video!
Our stainless steel or brass nameplates can be attached to a variety of collar materials and are personalized with laser engraving.
You can see how easy installation is in this ‘How-to’ video!
How to Install a Rivet-On Nameplate
- Place the nameplate on the collar in the location you would like to install it.
- Mark the nameplate rivet hole positions.
- Punch holes in the collar where you made the nameplate hole marks with a hammer and punch, leather punch or drill. Use a durable surface during installation to prevent damages.
- For nylon collars, burn the edges of the holes to remove frayed strands.
- Push the rivet posts through the holes in the collar from the backside of the collar.
- Then push the rivet posts through your rivet-on nameplate and attach the provided rivet caps.
- Tap the rivet caps onto the rivet posts with a hammer until the caps flatten.
You can purchase a rivet-on nameplate here.