How to Buy a Pet ID Tag for The Doberman Pinscher

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Doberman Pinscher, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet ID Tag for The Doberman Pinscher

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Doberman PinscherPicking a pet identification tag for your Doberman Pinscher is like buying insurance – you do it with the hopes that you won’t need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s low cost or pretty usually proves to be a regret, in the long term.

Consider this prior to buying any pet id tag for your Doberman Pinscher:
1.What is the level of risk to your Doberman Pinscher?
Missing Doberman Pinschers are definitely common – we’ve all seen “Lost Doberman Pinscher!” signs setup around the city, or dead dogs lying on the side of the road. If your Doberman Pinscher is a master at hopping the fence, or can’t help chasing a scent, or youthful and energetic, or is not properly trained, the possibility of a lost Doberman Pinscher is high.

But losing your Doberman Pinscher isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Doberman Pinschers get stolen. A pet thief may steal Spot or Rover hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Doberman Pinscher if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Doberman Pinscher, especially 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 furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Doberman Pinscher’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Doberman Pinschers are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Doberman Pinscher. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Doberman Pinscher) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Doberman Pinscher owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Doberman Pinschers are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Doberman Pinscher’s owner in a legible, durable 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 bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of information they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet identification tags for your Doberman Pinscher these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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 automatically 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, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Doberman Pinschers

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