How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for The Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for The Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Slovakian Rough-Haired PointerChoosing a pet ID tag for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy often proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about the following prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer?
Missing Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers lying along the edge of the road. If your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer is a pro at breaking through the fence, or can’t resist chasing a smell, or youthful and spry, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer is high.

But losing your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer isn’t the only possibility.

Some Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers are stolen. A pet thief may steal Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog 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 Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer.

In this instance, will your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s new or temporary steward know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

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

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the recent entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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