How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for Your Mahratta Greyhound

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Mahratta Greyhound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for Your Mahratta Greyhound

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Mahratta GreyhoundChoosing a pet ID tag for your Mahratta Greyhound is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the devout wish that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty usually ends up being a regret, down the road.

Consider this prior to purchasing any pet identification tag for your Mahratta Greyhound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Mahratta Greyhound?
Missing Mahratta Greyhounds are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased Mahratta Greyhounds lying on the edge of the road. If your Mahratta Greyhound is a pro at breaking through the fence, or cannot resist tracking a scent, or young and energetic, or isn’t properly trained, the risk of a lost Mahratta Greyhound is high.

But losing your Mahratta Greyhound isn’t the only risk.

Some Mahratta Greyhounds are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Mahratta Greyhound if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Mahratta Greyhound, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Mahratta Greyhound, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Mahratta Greyhound’s new or temporary caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Mahratta Greyhounds are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to determine the value of your Mahratta Greyhound. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Mahratta Greyhound) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Mahratta Greyhound owners, the emotional attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Mahratta Greyhounds are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Mahratta Greyhound’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Mahratta Greyhound these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newest entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Mahratta Greyhound’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Mahratta Greyhounds

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