Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Toy Trawler Spaniel

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Toy Trawler SpanielPicking a pet identification tag for your Toy Trawler Spaniel is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you won’t need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag because it’s low cost or cute usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about this prior to purchasing any pet identification tag for your Toy Trawler Spaniel:
1.What is the level of risk to your Toy Trawler Spaniel?
Missing Toy Trawler Spaniels are certainly common – we’ve all come across “Lost Toy Trawler Spaniel!” signs posted around town, or deceased dogs lying by the edge of the road. If your Toy Trawler Spaniel is a pro at hopping your fence, or cannot help tracking a scent, or young and spry, or isn’t correctly trained, the risk of a lost Toy Trawler Spaniel is high.

But losing your Toy Trawler Spaniel isn’t the only possibility.

Some Toy Trawler Spaniels are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Spot hoping to get 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 cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Toy Trawler Spaniel if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Toy Trawler Spaniel, particularly if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Toy Trawler Spaniel’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Toy Trawler Spaniels are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

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

But for most Toy Trawler Spaniel owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Toy Trawler Spaniel determines its value. For many, Toy Trawler Spaniels are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Toy Trawler Spaniel’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap but 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 Toy Trawler Spaniel these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newer 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 holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The tiny 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Toy Trawler Spaniels

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