How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for The Old Time Farm Shepherd

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Old Time Farm Shepherd, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for The Old Time Farm Shepherd

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Old Time Farm ShepherdPicking a pet ID tag for your Old Time Farm Shepherd is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy often ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Consider the following before choosing any pet identification tag for your Old Time Farm Shepherd:
1.What is the level of risk to your Old Time Farm Shepherd?
Missing Old Time Farm Shepherds are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Old Time Farm Shepherd!” signs posted around the city, or dead dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Old Time Farm Shepherd is a master at tunneling under your fence, or can’t help chasing a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a lost Old Time Farm Shepherd is high.

But losing your Old Time Farm Shepherd isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Old Time Farm Shepherds get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Old Time Farm Shepherd if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Old Time Farm Shepherd, particularly if you live alone or are in ill 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 struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your Old Time Farm Shepherd.

In this instance, will your Old Time Farm Shepherd’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Old Time Farm Shepherds are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Old Time Farm Shepherd. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Old Time Farm Shepherd) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Old Time Farm Shepherd owners, the companionship attachment they have to their Old Time Farm Shepherd determines its value. For many, Old Time Farm Shepherds are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet ID tags come in varying shapes, sizes and materials and can contain varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, too. Usually pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Old Time Farm Shepherd’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. 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 cheap however the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Old Time Farm Shepherd these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newest entries in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily 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, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Old Time Farm Shepherds

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