How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for The Pungsan Dog

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pungsan Dog | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for The Pungsan Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Pungsan DogBuying a pet identification tag for your Pungsan Dog is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or trendy usually ends up being foolish, in the long term.

Consider the following before choosing any pet identification tag for your Pungsan Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Pungsan Dog?
Missing Pungsan Dogs are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or dead Pungsan Dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Pungsan Dog is a master at breaking through your fence, or cannot resist tracking a smell, or young and energetic, or is not correctly trained, the chance of a missing Pungsan Dog is high.

But losing your Pungsan Dog isn’t the only danger.

Some Pungsan Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Pungsan Dog if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Pungsan Dog, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Pungsan Dog, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Pungsan Dog’s new or temporary steward know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Pungsan Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Pungsan Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Pungsan Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

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

3.From your answers to the two previous questions, what do you require of a pet identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, too. Many 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 Pungsan Dog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re cheap but the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Pungsan Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entries in the pet identification market 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 polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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