How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for The Manchester Terrier

Posted by on Apr 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Manchester Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for The Manchester Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Manchester TerrierBuying a pet ID tag for your Manchester Terrier is like buying insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you won’t use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s low cost or cute usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about the following before buying any pet identification tag for your Manchester Terrier:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Manchester Terrier?
Missing Manchester Terriers are definitely common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Manchester Terrier!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased Manchester Terriers lying by the edge of the road. If your Manchester Terrier is a pro at breaking through your fence, or cannot help following a smell, or young and spry, or is not properly trained, the possibility of a missing Manchester Terrier is high.

But losing your Manchester Terrier isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Manchester Terriers get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Spot 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 religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Manchester Terrier if something were to happen to you, its owner?

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

In this case, will your Manchester Terrier’s new or temporary caretaker know that Spot hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Manchester Terriers are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Manchester Terrier. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Manchester Terrier) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Manchester Terrier owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their Manchester Terrier sets its value. For many, Manchester Terriers are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Manchester Terrier’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 customary kinds of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap yet the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Manchester Terrier these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet 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 vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Manchester Terriers

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