Picking a pet identification tag for your Hygenhund is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you’ll never use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.
The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or trendy often ends up being foolish, down the road.
Consider this prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Hygenhund:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Hygenhund?
Lost Hygenhunds are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Hygenhund!” signs plastered around the city, or dead dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Hygenhund is a pro at breaking through your fence, or cannot resist following a scent, or youthful and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the risk of a missing Hygenhund is high.
But losing your Hygenhund isn’t the only concern.
Sometimes Hygenhunds are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.
And what is the risk to your Hygenhund if something were to happen to you, the owner?
If you’re a senior citizen with a Hygenhund, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your Hygenhund.
In this case, will your Hygenhund’s new or temporary caregiver know that Spot hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.
2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Hygenhunds are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.
Keep in mind that there are several ways to calculate the value of your Hygenhund. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Hygenhund) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).
But for most Hygenhund owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Hygenhunds 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 sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some have artwork or logos, as well. Many pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.
At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Hygenhund’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap but the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.
Fortunately, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Hygenhund 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 identification 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 complete medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Hygenhunds
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