Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Saint-Usuge Spaniel | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Saint-Usuge SpanielChoosing a pet ID tag for your Saint-Usuge Spaniel is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or pretty often ends up being foolish, down the road.

Consider the following prior to buying any pet id tag for your Saint-Usuge Spaniel:
1.What is the level of risk to your Saint-Usuge Spaniel?
Lost Saint-Usuge Spaniels are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Saint-Usuge Spaniel!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Saint-Usuge Spaniel is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or can’t help tracking a scent, or youthful and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the possibility of a missing Saint-Usuge Spaniel is high.

But losing your Saint-Usuge Spaniel isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Saint-Usuge Spaniels are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Saint-Usuge Spaniel if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Saint-Usuge Spaniel, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Saint-Usuge Spaniel, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Saint-Usuge Spaniel’s temporary or new steward know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Saint-Usuge Spaniels are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Saint-Usuge Spaniel. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Saint-Usuge Spaniel) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Saint-Usuge Spaniel owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many people, Saint-Usuge Spaniels are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Saint-Usuge Spaniel’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 customary types of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re low cost however the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Saint-Usuge Spaniel these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Saint-Usuge Spaniel’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 plastic case and can be used in 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 severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Saint-Usuge Spaniels

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