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Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Jamthund

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your JamthundChoosing a pet ID tag for your Jamthund is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the faith that you’ll never need 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 kind of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy often ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Consider the following before picking any pet identification tag for your Jamthund:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Jamthund?
Lost Jamthunds are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs setup around the city, or dead dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Jamthund is a pro at breaking through your fence, or cannot resist tracking a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Jamthund is high.

But losing your Jamthund isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Jamthunds get stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido 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 as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

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

If you’re a senior adult with a Jamthund, particularly 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, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your Jamthund.

In this case, will your Jamthund’s temporary or new steward know that Spot 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 level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Jamthunds are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to determine the value of your Jamthund. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Jamthund) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Jamthund owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many owners, Jamthunds are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Jamthund’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight 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 low cost yet the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Jamthund these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID market 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 small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily 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 severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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