Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Indian Pariah Dog

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Indian Pariah Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Indian Pariah Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Indian Pariah DogPicking a pet ID tag for your Indian Pariah Dog is like buying an insurance policy – you do so 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 “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or pretty usually ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Consider this before picking any pet identification tag for your Indian Pariah Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Indian Pariah Dog?
Lost Indian Pariah Dogs are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Indian Pariah Dog!” signs posted around the city, or deceased Indian Pariah Dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Indian Pariah Dog is a pro at hopping the fence, or cannot help chasing a smell, or young and energetic, or is not correctly trained, the chance of a missing Indian Pariah Dog is high.

But losing your Indian Pariah Dog isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Indian Pariah Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Indian Pariah Dog if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Indian Pariah Dog, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your Indian Pariah Dog.

In this instance, will your Indian Pariah Dog’s new or temporary steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Indian Pariah Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to assess the value of your Indian Pariah Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Indian Pariah Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Indian Pariah Dog owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Indian Pariah Dog determines its value. For many owners, Indian Pariah Dogs 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 identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, too. Many pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Indian Pariah Dog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. 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 info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Indian Pariah Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Indian Pariah Dog’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 polymer case and can be plugged into 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 devices for tracking, but their range is limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Indian Pariah Dogs

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