Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Phu Quoc Ridgeback DogChoosing a pet identification tag for your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog is like purchasing insurance – 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 “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s cheap or cute usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Consider the following before picking any pet id tag for your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog?
Missing Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs are very common – we have all seen “Lost Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog is a pro at breaking through your fence, or cannot help tracking a smell, or youthful and spry, or is not properly trained, the risk of a lost Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog is high.

But losing your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog isn’t the only possibility.

Some Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs get stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog.

In this instance, will your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog’s new or temporary caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are many ways to assess the value of your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog sets its value. For many, Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dogs are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your answers to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

Pet ID tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of information. Some contain artwork or logos, too. Usually pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. 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 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 identification tags for your Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newest entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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