Choosing a pet identification tag for your Czechoslovak Wolfdog is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’ll never use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.
The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy often proves to be unwise, long-term.
Think about the following before buying any pet identification tag for your Czechoslovak Wolfdog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Czechoslovak Wolfdog?
Lost Czechoslovak Wolfdogs are certainly common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or dead dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Czechoslovak Wolfdog is a pro at escaping your fence, or cannot resist tracking a smell, or young and full of energy, or is not properly trained, the risk of a missing Czechoslovak Wolfdog is high.
But losing your Czechoslovak Wolfdog isn’t the only possibility.
Sometimes Czechoslovak Wolfdogs get stolen. A pet thief may steal Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.
And what is the danger to your Czechoslovak Wolfdog if something happens to you, its owner?
If you’re a senior citizen with a Czechoslovak Wolfdog, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Czechoslovak Wolfdog, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which leaves you unable to care for your Czechoslovak Wolfdog.
In this case, will your Czechoslovak Wolfdog’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.
2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Czechoslovak Wolfdogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.
Keep in mind that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Czechoslovak Wolfdog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Czechoslovak Wolfdog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).
But for most Czechoslovak Wolfdog owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many people, Czechoslovak Wolfdogs are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.
3.Using your responses to the two previous questions, what do you require of a pet ID tag?
Pet ID tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some have artwork or logos, as well. Usually pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.
At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Czechoslovak Wolfdog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional types of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap however the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.
Luckily, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Czechoslovak Wolfdog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.
One of the newer entries in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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 automatically 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 small, due to bluetooth technological limits.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Czechoslovak Wolfdogs
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