How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Chilean Fox Terrier

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Chilean Fox Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Chilean Fox Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Chilean Fox TerrierPicking a pet identification tag for your Chilean Fox Terrier is like buying insurance – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or trendy often proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about the following prior to buying any pet id tag for your Chilean Fox Terrier:
1.What is the level of risk to your Chilean Fox Terrier?
Missing Chilean Fox Terriers are very common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased Chilean Fox Terriers lying along the side of the road. If your Chilean Fox Terrier is a pro at escaping your fence, or cannot resist following a smell, or young and energetic, or isn’t properly trained, the chance of a lost Chilean Fox Terrier is high.

But losing your Chilean Fox Terrier isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Chilean Fox Terriers get stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Chilean Fox Terrier if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Chilean Fox Terrier, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Chilean Fox Terrier’s temporary or new caregiver know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Chilean Fox Terriers 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 proportionate to value.

Realize that there are several ways to determine the value of your Chilean Fox Terrier. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Chilean Fox Terrier) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Chilean Fox Terrier owners, the emotional attachment they have with their Chilean Fox Terrier sets its value. For many, Chilean Fox Terriers are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet identification tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of information. Some contain artwork or logos, too. Most pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

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

Luckily, there are many more options in pet identification tags for your Chilean Fox Terrier these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID market 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 complete 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 low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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

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