Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Dogo Cubano

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogo Cubano, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Dogo Cubano

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Dogo CubanoChoosing a pet identification tag for your Dogo Cubano is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or trendy usually ends up being unwise, in the long term.

Think about this before buying any pet id tag for your Dogo Cubano:
1.What is the level of risk to your Dogo Cubano?
Lost Dogo Cubanos are certainly common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dogo Cubano!” signs posted around town, or dead dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Dogo Cubano is a master at escaping your fence, or cannot resist chasing a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t correctly trained, the risk of a missing Dogo Cubano is high.

But losing your Dogo Cubano isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Dogo Cubanos are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (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 Dogo Cubano if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Dogo Cubano, 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 furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Dogo Cubano’s temporary or new caregiver know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, 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 danger are you ok with?
Some Dogo Cubanos are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there are many ways to assess the value of your Dogo Cubano. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Dogo Cubano) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Dogo Cubano owners, the emotional attachment they have with their Dogo Cubano determines its value. For many, Dogo Cubanos are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Dogo Cubano’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the most recent entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Dogo Cubano’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into 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 limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Dogo Cubanos

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