Picking a pet identification tag for your English White Terrier is like buying insurance – you do it with the faith that you’ll never need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real 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 think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy usually ends up being foolish, down the road.
Consider the following before purchasing any pet id tag for your English White Terrier:
1.What is the level of risk to your English White Terrier?
Lost English White Terriers are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or deceased English White Terriers lying on the side of the road. If your English White Terrier is a pro at escaping the fence, or cannot resist tracking a smell, or young and vigorous, or is not properly trained, the possibility of a lost English White Terrier is high.
But losing your English White Terrier isn’t the only risk.
Some English White Terriers get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.
And what is the danger to your English White Terrier if something were to happen to you, its owner?
If you’re a senior citizen with a English White Terrier, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your English White Terrier, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your English White Terrier.
In this case, will your English White 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 has more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.
2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some English White Terriers are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.
Note that there is more than one way to determine the value of your English White Terrier. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred English White Terrier) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).
But for most English White Terrier owners, the companionship attachment they have to their English White Terrier determines its value. For many owners, English White Terriers are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.
3.Using your answers to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet identification tag?
Pet identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some contain logos or artwork, too. Usually pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.
At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the English White Terrier’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary kinds of tags can purchased from any vet 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 identification tags for your English White Terrier these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.
One of the newer entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your English White Terrier’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet 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 severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about English White Terriers
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