Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Toy Manchester Terrier

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Toy Manchester Terrier | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Toy Manchester Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Toy Manchester TerrierPicking a pet ID tag for your Toy Manchester Terrier is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute usually proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to picking any pet id tag for your Toy Manchester Terrier:
1.What is the level of risk to your Toy Manchester Terrier?
Missing Toy Manchester Terriers are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Toy Manchester Terrier!” signs setup around town, or dead dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Toy Manchester Terrier is a master at breaking through the fence, or cannot help chasing a smell, or young and full of energy, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a lost Toy Manchester Terrier is high.

But losing your Toy Manchester Terrier isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Toy Manchester Terriers get stolen. A pet thief may take Spot or Rover 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 danger to your Toy Manchester Terrier if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Toy Manchester Terrier, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Toy Manchester Terrier’s temporary or new caretaker know that Spot hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Toy Manchester Terriers are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants 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 calculate the value of your Toy Manchester Terrier. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Toy Manchester Terrier) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Toy Manchester Terrier owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many people, Toy Manchester Terriers are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, too. Many pet identification tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

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

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Toy Manchester Terrier these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

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 cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Toy Manchester Terriers

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