How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for The Field Spaniel

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Field Spaniel, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for The Field Spaniel

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Field SpanielPicking a pet identification tag for your Field Spaniel is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you won’t need 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 important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or trendy usually proves to be a regret, down the road.

Think about this before purchasing any pet id tag for your Field Spaniel:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Field Spaniel?
Missing Field Spaniels are definitely common – we have all come across “Lost Field Spaniel!” signs plastered around the city, or dead Field Spaniels lying along the edge of the road. If your Field Spaniel is a pro at jumping the fence, or cannot help chasing a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not well trained, the chance of a lost Field Spaniel is high.

But losing your Field Spaniel isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Field Spaniels get stolen. A pet thief may steal Fifi or Spot 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 Field Spaniel if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Field Spaniel, 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 short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Field Spaniel’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Field Spaniels 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 proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Field Spaniel. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Field Spaniel) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Field Spaniel owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their Field Spaniel sets its value. For many, Field Spaniels are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet identification tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, as well. Most pet ID tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Field Spaniel’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newer entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Field Spaniel’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 used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Field Spaniels

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