Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Moscow Water Dog

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Moscow Water Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Moscow Water Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Moscow Water DogPicking a pet identification tag for your Moscow Water Dog is like buying insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty often proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about the following before choosing any pet identification tag for your Moscow Water Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Moscow Water Dog?
Lost Moscow Water Dogs are certainly common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or deceased dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Moscow Water Dog is a master at escaping the fence, or cannot resist tracking a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Moscow Water Dog is high.

But losing your Moscow Water Dog isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Moscow Water Dogs get stolen. A pet thief may take Fido or Fifi hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

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

If you’re a senior citizen with a Moscow Water Dog, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Moscow Water Dog, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Moscow Water Dog’s temporary or new caretaker know that Spot hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Moscow Water Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there are several ways to calculate the value of your Moscow Water Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Moscow Water Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

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

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Moscow Water Dog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary types of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re economical yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your Moscow Water Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the recent entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian 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 Moscow Water Dogs

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