Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Pudelpointer

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pudelpointer | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Pudelpointer

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your PudelpointerBuying a pet identification tag for your Pudelpointer is like buying insurance – you do so with the hopes that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or pretty usually proves to be unwise, down the road.

Consider the following before purchasing any pet identification tag for your Pudelpointer:
1.What is the level of risk to your Pudelpointer?
Missing Pudelpointers are very common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Pudelpointer!” signs setup around the city, or deceased Pudelpointers lying by the side of the road. If your Pudelpointer is a master at tunneling under your fence, or cannot help chasing a smell, or young and energetic, or is not properly trained, the chance of a missing Pudelpointer is high.

But losing your Pudelpointer isn’t the only risk.

Some Pudelpointers get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover 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 for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

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

If you’re a senior adult with a Pudelpointer, especially if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Pudelpointer, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Pudelpointer’s new or temporary steward know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Pudelpointers are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet calls for a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there are several ways to assess the value of your Pudelpointer. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Pudelpointer) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Pudelpointer owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Pudelpointer determines its value. For many owners, Pudelpointers are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

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

Luckily, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your Pudelpointer 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 market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer 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 low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Pudelpointers

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