How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Estrela Mountain Dog

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Estrela Mountain Dog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Estrela Mountain Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Estrela Mountain DogChoosing a pet ID tag for your Estrela Mountain Dog is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the faith that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty often ends up being foolish, in the long term.

Think about this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Estrela Mountain Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Estrela Mountain Dog?
Missing Estrela Mountain Dogs are certainly common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs setup around the city, or dead Estrela Mountain Dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Estrela Mountain Dog is a pro at escaping your fence, or cannot help chasing a scent, or youthful and energetic, or is not well trained, the possibility of a missing Estrela Mountain Dog is high.

But losing your Estrela Mountain Dog isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Estrela Mountain Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Estrela Mountain Dog if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Estrela Mountain Dog, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Estrela Mountain Dog’s new or temporary caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Estrela Mountain Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are multiple ways to assess the value of your Estrela Mountain Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Estrela Mountain Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Estrela Mountain Dog owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many owners, Estrela Mountain Dogs are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

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

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

Luckily, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Estrela Mountain Dog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the most recent entries in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Estrela Mountain Dog’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily 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 small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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

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