How to Buy a Pet ID Tag for The Mioritic

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Mioritic, Pets | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet ID Tag for The Mioritic

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your MioriticChoosing a pet identification tag for your Mioritic is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” 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 five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s cheap or pretty usually proves to be a regret, in the long term.

Think about the following prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Mioritic:
1.What is the level of risk to your Mioritic?
Missing Mioritics are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or deceased dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Mioritic is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or cannot help chasing a scent, or young and spry, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Mioritic is high.

But losing your Mioritic isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Mioritics are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi 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 as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Mioritic if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Mioritic, 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, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Mioritic’s temporary or new steward know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Mioritics are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there are many ways to assess the value of your Mioritic. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Mioritic) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Mioritic owners, the companionship attachment they have to their Mioritic determines its value. For many owners, Mioritics are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your answers to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Mioritic’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re economical yet the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Mioritic these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the recent entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Mioritic’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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