Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Indian Spitz

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Indian Spitz, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Indian Spitz

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Indian SpitzPicking a pet identification tag for your Indian Spitz is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or pretty often proves to be a regret, long-term.

Think about the following before choosing any pet identification tag for your Indian Spitz:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Indian Spitz?
Lost Indian Spitzs are definitely common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or dead Indian Spitzs lying along the edge of the road. If your Indian Spitz is a pro at escaping your fence, or cannot resist chasing a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the risk of a lost Indian Spitz is high.

But losing your Indian Spitz isn’t the only concern.

Some Indian Spitzs get stolen. A pet thief may steal Spot or Rover hoping to get 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 cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Indian Spitz if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Indian Spitz, particularly if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Indian Spitz’s temporary or new caregiver know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Indian Spitzs 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 several ways to assess the value of your Indian Spitz. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Indian Spitz) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Indian Spitz owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Indian Spitz determines its value. For many people, Indian Spitzs are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Using your responses to the two previous queries, 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 contain artwork or logos, also. Many pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Indian Spitz’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary kinds of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re cheap yet the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Indian Spitz these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification 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 Indian Spitz’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer 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 are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Indian Spitzs

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