Buying a Pet ID Tag for Your Alaskan Klee Kai

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Alaskan Klee Kai, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for Your Alaskan Klee Kai

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Alaskan Klee KaiPicking a pet ID tag for your Alaskan Klee Kai is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically picking a collar tag because it’s cheap or pretty usually ends up being unwise, long-term.

Think about the following prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Alaskan Klee Kai:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Alaskan Klee Kai?
Missing Alaskan Klee Kais are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Alaskan Klee Kai!” signs posted around the city, or deceased Alaskan Klee Kais lying along the side of the road. If your Alaskan Klee Kai is a pro at tunneling under your fence, or cannot help following a smell, or young and energetic, or is not properly trained, the risk of a missing Alaskan Klee Kai is high.

But losing your Alaskan Klee Kai isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Alaskan Klee Kais get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Alaskan Klee Kai if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Alaskan Klee Kai, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Alaskan Klee Kai, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Alaskan Klee Kai’s temporary or new steward know that Fido hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Alaskan Klee Kais are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to determine the value of your Alaskan Klee Kai. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Alaskan Klee Kai) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Alaskan Klee Kai owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many people, Alaskan Klee Kais are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some have logos or artwork, also. Many pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Alaskan Klee Kai’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional types of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet identification tags for your Alaskan Klee Kai these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Alaskan Klee Kai’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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