Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Cursinu

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Cursinu, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Cursinu

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your CursinuBuying a pet identification tag for your Cursinu is like buying insurance – you do it with the faith that you won’t need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or cute often ends up being unwise, down the road.

Consider this before buying any pet id tag for your Cursinu:
1.What is the level of risk to your Cursinu?
Lost Cursinus are very common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or dead dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Cursinu is a master at breaking through your fence, or cannot resist chasing a smell, or youthful and spry, or is not well trained, the possibility of a lost Cursinu is high.

But losing your Cursinu isn’t the only concern.

Some Cursinus get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido 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 for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Cursinu if something happens to you, its owner?

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

In this case, will your Cursinu’s new or temporary steward know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Cursinus are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Cursinu. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Cursinu) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Cursinu owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Cursinu sets its value. For many owners, Cursinus are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet ID tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some contain artwork or logos, also. Usually pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Cursinu’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 purchased from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re cheap however 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 Cursinu these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Cursinu’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer 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 devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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