How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for The Bakharwal Dog

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Animal Care, Bakharwal Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for The Bakharwal Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Bakharwal DogChoosing a pet identification tag for your Bakharwal Dog is like buying insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy often ends up being unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to picking any pet id tag for your Bakharwal Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Bakharwal Dog?
Lost Bakharwal Dogs are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Bakharwal Dog is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or can’t help following a smell, or young and spry, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a lost Bakharwal Dog is high.

But losing your Bakharwal Dog isn’t the only concern.

Some Bakharwal Dogs get stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Fido 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 danger to your Bakharwal Dog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Bakharwal Dog, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your companion.

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

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Bakharwal Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Bakharwal Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Bakharwal Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Bakharwal Dog owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many owners, Bakharwal Dogs are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your responses to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

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

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Bakharwal Dog’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 traditional types of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap yet the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Bakharwal Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 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 readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bakharwal Dogs

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