How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for The American Eskimo Dog

Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in American Eskimo Dog, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for The American Eskimo Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your American Eskimo DogPicking a pet ID tag for your American Eskimo Dog is like purchasing insurance – 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 “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute usually proves to be foolish, long-term.

Consider this prior to picking any pet id tag for your American Eskimo Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your American Eskimo Dog?
Missing American Eskimo Dogs are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost American Eskimo Dog!” signs setup around town, or dead American Eskimo Dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your American Eskimo Dog is a pro at breaking through your fence, or cannot resist following a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or is not well trained, the risk of a missing American Eskimo Dog is high.

But losing your American Eskimo Dog isn’t the only risk.

Some American Eskimo Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit 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 American Eskimo Dog if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a American Eskimo Dog, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high 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 disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your American Eskimo Dog’s temporary or new caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some American Eskimo Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there is more than one way to determine the value of your American Eskimo Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred American Eskimo Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most American Eskimo Dog owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many people, American Eskimo Dogs are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the American Eskimo Dog’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 customary kinds of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re inexpensive however the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your American Eskimo Dog 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 American Eskimo 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 also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about American Eskimo Dogs

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