How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for Your Moscow Watchdog

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Moscow Watchdog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for Your Moscow Watchdog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Moscow WatchdogPicking a pet ID tag for your Moscow Watchdog is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the faith that you won’t need it. The “possible price” 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 important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or trendy often proves to be a regret, in the long term.

Consider this before choosing any pet identification tag for your Moscow Watchdog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Moscow Watchdog?
Missing Moscow Watchdogs are certainly common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs posted around the city, or dead dogs lying on the side of the road. If your Moscow Watchdog is a master at hopping the fence, or can’t resist tracking a scent, or young and full of energy, or is not correctly trained, the chance of a lost Moscow Watchdog is high.

But losing your Moscow Watchdog isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Moscow Watchdogs get stolen. A pet thief may take Spot or Rover 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 as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Moscow Watchdog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

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

In this instance, will your Moscow Watchdog’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Moscow Watchdogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Moscow Watchdog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Moscow Watchdog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Moscow Watchdog owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Moscow Watchdogs are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Moscow Watchdog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of information they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newer entrants in the pet identification 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 complete diet and medical information). The small 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 devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Moscow Watchdogs

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