Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Smalandsstovare

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Smalandsstovare | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Smalandsstovare

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your SmalandsstovareBuying a pet ID tag for your Smalandsstovare is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the hopes that you won’t use 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 important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute often ends up being foolish, in the long term.

Think about this before picking any pet id tag for your Smalandsstovare:
1.What is the level of risk to your Smalandsstovare?
Missing Smalandsstovares are certainly common – we have all come across “Lost Smalandsstovare!” signs plastered around the city, or dead Smalandsstovares lying by the edge of the road. If your Smalandsstovare is a master at escaping your fence, or cannot help following a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t properly trained, the possibility of a lost Smalandsstovare is high.

But losing your Smalandsstovare isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Smalandsstovares are 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 at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Smalandsstovare if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Smalandsstovare, especially if you live by yourself or are in ill 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 hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Smalandsstovare’s temporary or new steward know that Rover hates cats, or needs medicine, 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 danger are you comfortable with?
Some Smalandsstovares are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there are multiple ways to assess the value of your Smalandsstovare. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Smalandsstovare) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Smalandsstovare owners, the emotional attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Smalandsstovares are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Smalandsstovare’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional kinds of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re economical but the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your Smalandsstovare 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 identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The tiny 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 trackers, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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