How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for Your Korean Jindo Dog

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Korean Jindo Dog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for Your Korean Jindo Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Korean Jindo DogPicking a pet identification tag for your Korean Jindo Dog is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s low cost or trendy usually ends up being a regret, long-term.

Consider this prior to purchasing any pet identification tag for your Korean Jindo Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Korean Jindo Dog?
Missing Korean Jindo Dogs are very common – we have all come across “Lost Korean Jindo Dog!” signs setup around the city, or dead Korean Jindo Dogs lying by the edge of the road. If your Korean Jindo Dog is a pro at breaking through the fence, or can’t resist following a smell, or youthful and energetic, or is not properly trained, the risk of a missing Korean Jindo Dog is high.

But losing your Korean Jindo Dog isn’t the only possibility.

Some Korean Jindo Dogs get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Korean Jindo Dog if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Korean Jindo Dog, especially 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 Korean Jindo Dog, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Korean Jindo Dog’s new or temporary steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Korean Jindo Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Korean Jindo Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Korean Jindo Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Korean Jindo Dog owners, the companionship attachment they have with their Korean Jindo Dog sets its value. For many people, Korean Jindo Dogs are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet ID tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, too. Usually pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Korean Jindo Dog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary kinds of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap but the amount of information they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet identification tags for your Korean Jindo Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the 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 cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Korean Jindo Dogs

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