Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Magyar Agar

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Magyar Agar, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Magyar Agar

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Magyar AgarPicking a pet ID tag for your Magyar Agar 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 expensive than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty often proves to be foolish, down the road.

Consider the following before choosing any pet id tag for your Magyar Agar:
1.What is the level of risk to your Magyar Agar?
Lost Magyar Agars are certainly common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or dead Magyar Agars lying by the side of the road. If your Magyar Agar is a pro at escaping your fence, or can’t resist chasing a scent, or young and energetic, or isn’t correctly trained, the risk of a missing Magyar Agar is high.

But losing your Magyar Agar isn’t the only concern.

Some Magyar Agars are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

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

If you’re a senior citizen with a Magyar Agar, 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 furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your Magyar Agar.

In this instance, will your Magyar Agar’s new or temporary steward know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Magyar Agars are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

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

However for most Magyar Agar owners, the emotional attachment they have with their Magyar Agar determines its value. For many, Magyar Agars are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your responses to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

Pet identification tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, too. Most pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Magyar Agar’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary types of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re cheap but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Magyar Agar these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entries in the pet identification game 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 diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Magyar Agars

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