Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Sakhalin Husky

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Sakhalin Husky | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Sakhalin Husky

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Sakhalin HuskyPicking a pet identification tag for your Sakhalin Husky is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you’ll never need 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 kind of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy usually ends up being unwise, down the road.

Think about this prior to picking any pet identification tag for your Sakhalin Husky:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Sakhalin Husky?
Missing Sakhalin Huskys are very common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased Sakhalin Huskys lying along the side of the road. If your Sakhalin Husky is a pro at hopping your fence, or cannot resist tracking a smell, or young and spry, or is not well trained, the risk of a lost Sakhalin Husky is high.

But losing your Sakhalin Husky isn’t the only concern.

Some Sakhalin Huskys get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (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 Sakhalin Husky if something were to happen to you, the owner?

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

In this instance, will your Sakhalin Husky’s temporary or new steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Sakhalin Huskys are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are many ways to assess the value of your Sakhalin Husky. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Sakhalin Husky) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Sakhalin Husky owners, the companionship attachment they have to their Sakhalin Husky determines its value. For many, Sakhalin Huskys are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Sakhalin Husky’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive but the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options of pet identification tags for your Sakhalin Husky these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newest entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Sakhalin Husky’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic 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 severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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