Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Carpathian Shepherd Dog

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Carpathian Shepherd Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Carpathian Shepherd Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Carpathian Shepherd DogBuying a pet ID tag for your Carpathian Shepherd Dog is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty often ends up being foolish, long-term.

Consider the following before picking any pet id tag for your Carpathian Shepherd Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Carpathian Shepherd Dog?
Missing Carpathian Shepherd Dogs are certainly common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs posted around the city, or dead Carpathian Shepherd Dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Carpathian Shepherd Dog is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or can’t help following a scent, or young and full of energy, or isn’t well trained, the risk of a lost Carpathian Shepherd Dog is high.

But losing your Carpathian Shepherd Dog isn’t the only risk.

Some Carpathian Shepherd Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Carpathian Shepherd Dog if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Carpathian Shepherd Dog, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Carpathian Shepherd Dog, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your Carpathian Shepherd Dog.

In this case, will your Carpathian Shepherd Dog’s new or temporary caregiver know that Rover hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Carpathian Shepherd Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Carpathian Shepherd Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Carpathian Shepherd Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Carpathian Shepherd Dog owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many owners, Carpathian Shepherd Dogs are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Carpathian Shepherd Dog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap but the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Carpathian Shepherd Dog 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 ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Carpathian Shepherd Dog’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 vet 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 Carpathian Shepherd Dogs

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