Choosing a pet identification tag for your Galgo Espanol is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.
The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically picking a collar tag just because it’s cheap or cute usually proves to be a regret, long-term.
Think about the following prior to buying any pet identification tag for your Galgo Espanol:
1.What is the level of risk to your Galgo Espanol?
Lost Galgo Espanols are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or deceased dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Galgo Espanol is a pro at breaking through the fence, or can’t help tracking a scent, or youthful and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the risk of a missing Galgo Espanol is high.
But losing your Galgo Espanol isn’t the only danger.
Some Galgo Espanols get stolen. A pet thief may take Fido or Fifi 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 for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.
And what is the risk to your Galgo Espanol if something were to happen to you, its owner?
If you’re a senior adult with a Galgo Espanol, 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, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your Galgo Espanol.
In this instance, will your Galgo Espanol’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.
2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Galgo Espanols are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.
Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Galgo Espanol. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Galgo Espanol) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).
But for most Galgo Espanol owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Galgo Espanols are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.
3.Based on your answers to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet ID tag?
Pet ID tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of info. Some have logos or artwork, as well. Many pet ID tags are meant to be hung from a collar.
At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Galgo Espanol’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can purchased from any animal doctor 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 ID tags for your Galgo Espanol these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.
One of the most recent entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Galgo Espanols
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