Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Hawaiian Poi Dog

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Hawaiian Poi Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Hawaiian Poi Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Hawaiian Poi DogPicking a pet ID tag for your Hawaiian Poi Dog is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the hopes that you’re never going to use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or pretty often proves to be foolish, in the long term.

Consider this before picking any pet identification tag for your Hawaiian Poi Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Hawaiian Poi Dog?
Lost Hawaiian Poi Dogs are certainly common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs posted around the city, or deceased Hawaiian Poi Dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Hawaiian Poi Dog is a pro at jumping your fence, or can’t help following a smell, or youthful and energetic, or is not well trained, the possibility of a missing Hawaiian Poi Dog is high.

But losing your Hawaiian Poi Dog isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Hawaiian Poi Dogs get stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Hawaiian Poi Dog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Hawaiian Poi Dog, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Hawaiian Poi Dog, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Hawaiian Poi Dog’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi 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 very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Hawaiian Poi Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are many ways to determine the value of your Hawaiian Poi Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Hawaiian Poi Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Hawaiian Poi Dog owners, the companionship attachment they have to their Hawaiian Poi Dog sets its value. For many people, Hawaiian Poi Dogs are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

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

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet identification tags for your Hawaiian Poi Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newest entries in the pet ID 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 complete medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Hawaiian Poi Dogs

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