Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Pont-Audemer Spaniel

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pont-Audemer Spaniel | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Pont-Audemer Spaniel

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Pont-Audemer SpanielChoosing a pet ID tag for your Pont-Audemer Spaniel is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you won’t use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s low cost or pretty usually proves to be a regret, down the road.

Consider the following before picking any pet identification tag for your Pont-Audemer Spaniel:
1.What is the level of risk to your Pont-Audemer Spaniel?
Lost Pont-Audemer Spaniels are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or dead dogs lying by the edge of the road. If your Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a master at tunneling under your fence, or cannot help tracking a scent, or young and full of energy, or is not well trained, the risk of a lost Pont-Audemer Spaniel is high.

But losing your Pont-Audemer Spaniel isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Pont-Audemer Spaniels are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi 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 as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Pont-Audemer Spaniel if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Pont-Audemer Spaniel, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Pont-Audemer Spaniel, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your Pont-Audemer Spaniel.

In this instance, will your Pont-Audemer Spaniel’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Pont-Audemer Spaniels are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Pont-Audemer Spaniel. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Pont-Audemer Spaniel) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Pont-Audemer Spaniel owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their Pont-Audemer Spaniel determines its value. For many people, Pont-Audemer Spaniels are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your responses to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary kinds of tags can bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re economical yet the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Pont-Audemer Spaniel these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newer entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Pont-Audemer Spaniel’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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