Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Sinhala Hound

Posted by on Apr 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Sinhala Hound | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Sinhala Hound

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Sinhala HoundPicking a pet identification tag for your Sinhala Hound is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the faith that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy often ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Think about this before purchasing any pet id tag for your Sinhala Hound:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Sinhala Hound?
Missing Sinhala Hounds are very common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Sinhala Hound is a master at hopping the fence, or cannot resist chasing a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not correctly trained, the risk of a lost Sinhala Hound is high.

But losing your Sinhala Hound isn’t the only danger.

Some Sinhala Hounds get stolen. A pet thief may steal Fido or Fifi in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Sinhala Hound if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Sinhala Hound, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high 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 tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your Sinhala Hound.

In this case, will your Sinhala Hound’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Sinhala Hounds are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are many ways to assess the value of your Sinhala Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Sinhala Hound) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Sinhala Hound owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Sinhala Hound sets its value. For many, Sinhala Hounds are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Sinhala Hound’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Sinhala Hound these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newer entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Sinhala Hound’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete 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 animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Sinhala Hounds

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