Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Animal Care, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Cardigan Welsh CorgiChoosing a pet ID tag for your Cardigan Welsh Corgi is like buying insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically picking a collar tag because it’s low cost or cute usually ends up being unwise, down the road.

Think about the following prior to choosing any pet id tag for your Cardigan Welsh Corgi:
1.What is the level of risk to your Cardigan Welsh Corgi?
Missing Cardigan Welsh Corgis are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Cardigan Welsh Corgi!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased Cardigan Welsh Corgis lying on the edge of the road. If your Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a pro at breaking through your fence, or cannot help following a scent, or young and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the possibility of a missing Cardigan Welsh Corgi is high.

But losing your Cardigan Welsh Corgi isn’t the only concern.

Some Cardigan Welsh Corgis are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Cardigan Welsh Corgi if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, especially if you live by yourself 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 little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Cardigan Welsh Corgis are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

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

However for most Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Cardigan Welsh Corgis are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet ID tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some have logos or artwork, also. Usually pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

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

Luckily, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Cardigan Welsh Corgi these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cardigan Welsh Corgis

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