Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Ratonero Valenciano

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Ratonero Valenciano | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Ratonero Valenciano

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Ratonero ValencianoBuying a pet identification tag for your Ratonero Valenciano is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the faith that you’ll never use 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 kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively choosing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute often ends up being unwise, long-term.

Consider this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Ratonero Valenciano:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Ratonero Valenciano?
Lost Ratonero Valencianos are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Ratonero Valenciano!” signs tacked around town, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Ratonero Valenciano is a pro at jumping your fence, or can’t help following a smell, or young and spry, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a lost Ratonero Valenciano is high.

But losing your Ratonero Valenciano isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Ratonero Valencianos get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Ratonero Valenciano if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Ratonero Valenciano, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Ratonero Valenciano, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Ratonero Valenciano’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Ratonero Valencianos are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

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

However for most Ratonero Valenciano owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Ratonero Valenciano sets its value. For many, Ratonero Valencianos are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

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

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

One of the most recent entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Ratonero Valenciano’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 plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Ratonero Valencianos

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