How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for The Peruvian Hairless Dog

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Peruvian Hairless Dog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for The Peruvian Hairless Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Peruvian Hairless DogChoosing a pet identification tag for your Peruvian Hairless Dog is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the devout wish that you won’t need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s low cost or trendy usually ends up being unwise, down the road.

Consider this before buying any pet id tag for your Peruvian Hairless Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Peruvian Hairless Dog?
Missing Peruvian Hairless Dogs are definitely common – we’ve all seen “Lost Peruvian Hairless Dog!” signs tacked around town, or dead Peruvian Hairless Dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Peruvian Hairless Dog is a pro at jumping the fence, or can’t help following a smell, or youthful and spry, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a missing Peruvian Hairless Dog is high.

But losing your Peruvian Hairless Dog isn’t the only danger.

Some Peruvian Hairless Dogs get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Peruvian Hairless Dog if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Peruvian Hairless Dog, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Peruvian Hairless Dog’s new or temporary caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Peruvian Hairless Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Peruvian Hairless Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Peruvian Hairless Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Peruvian Hairless Dog owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Peruvian Hairless Dogs are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet identification tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, too. Usually pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Peruvian Hairless Dog’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 traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newer entrants in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily 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 small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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