Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Georgian Shepherd

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Georgian Shepherd, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Georgian Shepherd

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

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or cute usually proves to be a regret, down the road.

Consider this before choosing any pet id tag for your Georgian Shepherd:
1.What is the level of risk to your Georgian Shepherd?
Missing Georgian Shepherds are certainly common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or dead Georgian Shepherds lying by the side of the road. If your Georgian Shepherd is a pro at breaking through the fence, or cannot resist following a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not well trained, the possibility of a lost Georgian Shepherd is high.

But losing your Georgian Shepherd isn’t the only concern.

Some Georgian Shepherds are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

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

If you’re a senior adult with a Georgian Shepherd, 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, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Georgian Shepherd’s temporary or new caretaker know that Spot 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 helpful.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Georgian Shepherds are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Georgian Shepherd. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Georgian Shepherd) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Georgian Shepherd owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many people, Georgian Shepherds are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Georgian Shepherd’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 traditional kinds of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re low cost however the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Georgian Shepherd these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newest entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Georgian Shepherd’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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 readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Georgian Shepherds

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