Buying a Pet ID Tag for Your Chinese Chongqing Dog

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Chinese Chongqing Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for Your Chinese Chongqing Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Chinese Chongqing DogPicking a pet ID tag for your Chinese Chongqing Dog is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the faith that you won’t need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically picking a collar tag because it’s low cost or cute often ends up being unwise, long-term.

Consider the following prior to buying any pet identification tag for your Chinese Chongqing Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Chinese Chongqing Dog?
Lost Chinese Chongqing Dogs are definitely common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs setup around the city, or deceased Chinese Chongqing Dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Chinese Chongqing Dog is a pro at breaking through the fence, or cannot resist tracking a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or is not well trained, the risk of a lost Chinese Chongqing Dog is high.

But losing your Chinese Chongqing Dog isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Chinese Chongqing Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit 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 Chinese Chongqing Dog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Chinese Chongqing Dog, especially if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Chinese Chongqing Dog, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Chinese Chongqing Dog’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 has more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Chinese Chongqing Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

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

But for most Chinese Chongqing Dog owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Chinese Chongqing Dogs are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Chinese Chongqing Dog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional kinds of tags can bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive but the amount of information they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Chinese Chongqing 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 ID market 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 polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Chinese Chongqing Dogs

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