How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for The Alano Espanol

Posted by on Apr 3, 2011 in Alano Espanol, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for The Alano Espanol

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Alano EspanolPicking a pet identification tag for your Alano Espanol is like buying insurance – 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 buying 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. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute often ends up being unwise, long-term.

Consider this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Alano Espanol:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Alano Espanol?
Lost Alano Espanols are definitely common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased Alano Espanols lying by the side of the road. If your Alano Espanol is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or cannot help tracking a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the possibility of a lost Alano Espanol is high.

But losing your Alano Espanol isn’t the only concern.

Some Alano Espanols get stolen. A pet thief may take Fido or Fifi hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit 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 danger to your Alano Espanol if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Alano Espanol, especially 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 Alano Espanol, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Alano Espanol’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Alano Espanols are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there are several ways to calculate the value of your Alano Espanol. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Alano Espanol) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Alano Espanol owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Alano Espanol determines its value. For many, Alano Espanols are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Alano Espanol’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 types of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re inexpensive but the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Alano Espanol these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

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 polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Alano Espanols

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