Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Tahltan Bear Dog

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Tahltan Bear Dog | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Tahltan Bear Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Tahltan Bear DogChoosing a pet ID tag for your Tahltan Bear Dog is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or pretty usually ends up being unwise, long-term.

Think about this before choosing any pet id tag for your Tahltan Bear Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Tahltan Bear Dog?
Lost Tahltan Bear Dogs are certainly common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or dead Tahltan Bear Dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Tahltan Bear Dog is a master at hopping your fence, or cannot resist tracking a scent, or young and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Tahltan Bear Dog is high.

But losing your Tahltan Bear Dog isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Tahltan Bear Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Tahltan Bear Dog if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Tahltan Bear Dog, 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 Tahltan Bear Dog, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your Tahltan Bear Dog.

In this instance, will your Tahltan Bear Dog’s new or temporary steward know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Tahltan Bear Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Tahltan Bear Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Tahltan Bear Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Tahltan Bear Dog owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their Tahltan Bear Dog determines its value. For many people, Tahltan Bear Dogs are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From 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 information. Some contain logos or artwork, too. Many pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Tahltan Bear Dog’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 customary types of tags can bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re cheap however the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Tahltan Bear Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Tahltan Bear Dog’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 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 easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Tahltan Bear Dogs

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