Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Perro De Presa Mallorquin, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Perro De Presa MallorquinPicking a pet ID tag for your Perro De Presa Mallorquin is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never need 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 vital, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or trendy usually proves to be foolish, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to buying any pet identification tag for your Perro De Presa Mallorquin:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Perro De Presa Mallorquin?
Lost Perro De Presa Mallorquins are definitely common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Perro De Presa Mallorquin!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Perro De Presa Mallorquin is a pro at hopping the fence, or cannot help following a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a missing Perro De Presa Mallorquin is high.

But losing your Perro De Presa Mallorquin isn’t the only concern.

Some Perro De Presa Mallorquins are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi 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 Perro De Presa Mallorquin if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Perro De Presa Mallorquin, especially if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Perro De Presa Mallorquin, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Perro De Presa Mallorquin’s temporary or new caregiver know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Perro De Presa Mallorquins are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to determine the value of your Perro De Presa Mallorquin. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Perro De Presa Mallorquin) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Perro De Presa Mallorquin owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many owners, Perro De Presa Mallorquins are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

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

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

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Perro De Presa Mallorquin these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet 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 vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Perro De Presa Mallorquins

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