How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for Your Kerry Blue Terrier

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Kerry Blue Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for Your Kerry Blue Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Kerry Blue TerrierBuying a pet ID tag for your Kerry Blue Terrier is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute often ends up being unwise, in the long term.

Think about this prior to buying any pet id tag for your Kerry Blue Terrier:
1.What is the level of risk to your Kerry Blue Terrier?
Lost Kerry Blue Terriers are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or dead Kerry Blue Terriers lying by the edge of the road. If your Kerry Blue Terrier is a pro at hopping the fence, or cannot resist tracking a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t correctly trained, the possibility of a lost Kerry Blue Terrier is high.

But losing your Kerry Blue Terrier isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Kerry Blue Terriers get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Kerry Blue Terrier if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Kerry Blue Terrier, particularly if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Kerry Blue Terrier, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which renders you unable to care for your Kerry Blue Terrier.

In this instance, will your Kerry Blue Terrier’s temporary or new steward know that Spot hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Kerry Blue Terriers are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

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

But for most Kerry Blue Terrier owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their Kerry Blue Terrier sets its value. For many people, Kerry Blue Terriers are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Kerry Blue Terrier’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary kinds of tags can bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive however the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Kerry Blue Terrier these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Kerry Blue Terrier’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The tiny 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 are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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