Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Teddy Roosevelt Terrier | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Teddy Roosevelt TerrierBuying a pet ID tag for your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy often proves to be a regret, long-term.

Consider this prior to buying any pet id tag for your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier:
1.What is the level of risk to your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier?
Lost Teddy Roosevelt Terriers are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Teddy Roosevelt Terrier!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is a master at tunneling under your fence, or can’t resist following a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or is not correctly trained, the chance of a lost Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is high.

But losing your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Teddy Roosevelt Terriers get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Teddy Roosevelt Terrier, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Teddy Roosevelt Terriers are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Teddy Roosevelt Terrier) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Teddy Roosevelt Terrier owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many, Teddy Roosevelt Terriers are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

Pet ID tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, too. Most pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier’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 traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re cheap however the amount of information they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options of pet identification tags for your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small 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 animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Teddy Roosevelt Terriers

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