Buying a Pet ID Tag for Your Eurasier

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

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your EurasierBuying a pet ID tag for your Eurasier is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the faith that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s cheap or pretty usually proves to be a regret, long-term.

Consider this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Eurasier:
1.What is the level of risk to your Eurasier?
Lost Eurasiers are definitely common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased Eurasiers lying along the side of the road. If your Eurasier is a master at tunneling under the fence, or cannot help chasing a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Eurasier is high.

But losing your Eurasier isn’t the only risk.

Some Eurasiers are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Eurasier if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Eurasier, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Eurasier, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Eurasier’s temporary or new caregiver know that Spot hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Eurasiers are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Eurasier. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Eurasier) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Eurasier owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Eurasiers are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet identification tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of information. Some have artwork or logos, as well. Most pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Eurasier’s owner in a legible, durable 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 gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re economical but the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Eurasier these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Eurasier’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Eurasiers

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