Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Porcelaine

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Porcelaine | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Porcelaine

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your PorcelaineBuying a pet identification tag for your Porcelaine 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 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 just because it’s low cost or trendy often proves to be unwise, down the road.

Think about the following before choosing any pet id tag for your Porcelaine:
1.What is the level of risk to your Porcelaine?
Lost Porcelaines are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Porcelaine is a master at jumping the fence, or cannot resist following a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not well trained, the possibility of a missing Porcelaine is high.

But losing your Porcelaine isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Porcelaines get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Spot in hopes of getting 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 cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Porcelaine if something happens to you, its owner?

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

In this instance, will your Porcelaine’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fifi 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 level of risk are you ok with?
Some Porcelaines are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

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

However for most Porcelaine owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Porcelaines are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

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

Luckily, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Porcelaine these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the most recent entrants 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 comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Porcelaines

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