Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Black And Tan Terrier

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Black And Tan Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Black And Tan Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Black And Tan TerrierPicking a pet identification tag for your Black And Tan Terrier is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or trendy usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Consider the following prior to buying any pet id tag for your Black And Tan Terrier:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Black And Tan Terrier?
Lost Black And Tan Terriers are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost Black And Tan Terrier!” signs plastered around town, or dead dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Black And Tan Terrier is a master at hopping the fence, or cannot resist tracking a smell, or young and spry, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Black And Tan Terrier is high.

But losing your Black And Tan Terrier isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Black And Tan Terriers are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Black And Tan Terrier if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Black And Tan Terrier, especially if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Black And Tan Terrier, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which leaves you unable to care for your Black And Tan Terrier.

In this instance, will your Black And Tan Terrier’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Black And Tan Terriers are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Black And Tan Terrier. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Black And Tan Terrier) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Black And Tan Terrier owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many people, Black And Tan Terriers are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Black And Tan Terrier’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re inexpensive however the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Black And Tan Terrier these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Black And Tan Terrier’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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 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 small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Black And Tan Terriers

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