National Pet ID Week on April, 2017: would you tattoo your pets for ID purposes?

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would you tattoo your pets for ID purposes?

The breeder of my current Dobermann b*tch had the litter tattooed at eight weeks old & registered with the National Tattoo Register. When I purchased the pup I was given a form to transfer the details into my name.

The benefit is that the tattoo is visible identification & even if it fades [which is the case with my b*tch] the owner can still be traced by a partial tattoo, breed & sex of the dog. A tattoo will not migrate & a scanner is not required to read it [not all scanners read all microchips]

The only disadvantage is the very rare cases where an ear is mutilated to remove the tattoo. However, on balance I would have my dogs tattooed in addition to microchip, as the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

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Has Anyone Owned a Pet Southern Flying Squirrel?(only answer if u have!)?

Has Anyone Owned a Pet Southern Flying Squirrel?(only answer if u have!)?

I have not had any experience with Helen's, but she seems to run a very reputable business if you can believe the posts on the Squirrel Board:

Here is a reminder - in all of your research, did you remember to check the legal status of flying squirrels in your state? They are not legal everywhere, and the National Flying Squirrel Association cautions:

"How to check if you live in a flyer friendly state:

The first step when selecting a flyer is to determine if it is legal where you live. This can be complicated as there are a variety of levels of government involved in animal regulation. Do not rely what you hear from others, including on the Internet.

Here's How:

Call the appropriate government agencies in person. Using the Internet for research is a good place to start, but for current and complete information on the status of your chosen species, check with the proper agencies.

Start with your local government -- call city hall or your town or county office, and ask if there are any relevant laws against your pet.

Your local officials may be able to tell you the status of your pet locally as well as state, province, or country wide status.

If there are no local laws, and local officials are not sure about the status on a wider scale, they may be able to direct you to the appropriate agency to check with.

Before going to the state/province/country, check with your local health department, as sometimes regulations fall under their jurisdiction.

Check with state/provincial agencies. Hopefully the local officials could tell you which agency has jurisdiction, but it may fall under agriculture, fish and game, natural resources, wildlife, health, etc.

If you are in the US, check with the US Department of Agriculture, as many exotic species require USDA permits for possession and/or breeding.

Keep calling until you find the right agency/person who can give you a definitive answer. Sometimes permits are required for legal species, so make sure you find out if there are any special permits or licenses required.

Tips:

Exactly who to call varies from area to area, so you'll need to break out the phone book and start calling. By starting locally, you can often find out who you need to call from higher levels of government.

Your local humane society or other pet related organization, or a veterinarian's office, may be able to help you find out about current laws.

Don't assume that if you see a pet locally, it is legal (even if they are being sold in pet stores).

Ignorance of the law is not a good defense, and if you acquire an illegal pet you may face confiscation of your pet down the road, and possibly even euthanasia of your pet."

Best of luck with your little flyer!

My mom wants a younger pet?

My mom wants a younger pet?

At 6 months old, a dog is only 3-4 months older than it would be if you got it from a responsible breeder.

Dogs are not sold before the ages of 8-12 weeks. 8 weeks is 2 months old. Puppies younger than that cannot be sold. TO do so would be illegal in most places. Most breeders of small dogs like Poms keep them with their litter until 12 weeks. So she is only 3 weeks shy of the youngest MOST breeders would send a pom home anyways.

That being said, a pom from a responsible breeder is going to be a whole heck of a lot more than $33 dollars.

A well-bred pom will be $800-$1500.

EDIT: Just looked at the link. While she is a cute dog, she is being sold by a broker and is not worth the $1550 price tag they have slapped on her. Notice where it says "champion lines". He parents should both be Ch. If you want a well-bred pom, go here:

Read this page here:

And I assume you are in MD because you were looking at a Maryland pom broker, so here are two breeders in MD, linked with the national breed club that will have WELL BRED poms that will probably be less than the $1500 price tag for the puppymill pom you linked to.

Shields, Shari

Odenton, MD

MonArc Pomeranians

301.261.3727

Wright, Donna Lynn

Bel Air, MD

Lynnwrights Pomeranians

410.879.1459

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