How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for Your Danish Swedish Farmdog

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Danish Swedish Farmdog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for Your Danish Swedish Farmdog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Danish Swedish FarmdogBuying a pet ID tag for your Danish Swedish Farmdog is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy usually ends up being a regret, long-term.

Think about this prior to picking any pet identification tag for your Danish Swedish Farmdog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Danish Swedish Farmdog?
Missing Danish Swedish Farmdogs are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased Danish Swedish Farmdogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Danish Swedish Farmdog is a master at hopping the fence, or cannot resist chasing a smell, or youthful and energetic, or isn’t correctly trained, the risk of a missing Danish Swedish Farmdog is high.

But losing your Danish Swedish Farmdog isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Danish Swedish Farmdogs are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Spot hoping to get 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 satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Danish Swedish Farmdog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Danish Swedish Farmdog, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your Danish Swedish Farmdog.

In this instance, will your Danish Swedish Farmdog’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Danish Swedish Farmdogs are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to assess the value of your Danish Swedish Farmdog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Danish Swedish Farmdog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Danish Swedish Farmdog owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Danish Swedish Farmdog determines its value. For many, Danish Swedish Farmdogs are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Based on your responses to the two previous questions, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Danish Swedish Farmdog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional types of tags can gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options in pet identification tags for your Danish Swedish Farmdog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Danish Swedish Farmdog’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Danish Swedish Farmdogs

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