Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Animal Care, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle DogPicking a pet ID tag for your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is like buying insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’re never going to use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or cute often proves to be a regret, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog?
Lost Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a pro at breaking through your fence, or can’t resist following a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is high.

But losing your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog isn’t the only risk.

Some Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido 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 as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog’s temporary or new steward know that Fido hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog sets its value. For many owners, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your answers to the two previous questions, 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 have artwork or logos, as well. Usually pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary kinds of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options in pet identification tags for your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newer entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical 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 vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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