Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Paisley Terrier

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Paisley Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Paisley Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Paisley TerrierPicking a pet ID tag for your Paisley Terrier 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 costly than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively buying a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute often proves to be a regret, down the road.

Consider the following prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Paisley Terrier:
1.What is the level of risk to your Paisley Terrier?
Missing Paisley Terriers are definitely common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or dead Paisley Terriers lying along the edge of the road. If your Paisley Terrier is a pro at breaking through the fence, or cannot help tracking a smell, or youthful and spry, or is not well trained, the possibility of a missing Paisley Terrier is high.

But losing your Paisley Terrier isn’t the only possibility.

Some Paisley Terriers are stolen. A pet thief may steal Fido or Fifi hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Paisley Terrier if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Paisley Terrier, especially if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Paisley Terrier, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Paisley Terrier’s new or temporary steward 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 phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Paisley Terriers are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Paisley Terrier. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Paisley Terrier) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Paisley Terrier owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many, Paisley Terriers are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Using your responses to the two previous questions, what do you require of a pet identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in varying shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, as well. Many pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

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

Luckily, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your Paisley Terrier 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 ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The tiny 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 vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Paisley Terriers

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