How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for Your Drentse Patrijshond

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Drentse Patrijshond, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for Your Drentse Patrijshond

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Drentse PatrijshondPicking a pet ID tag for your Drentse Patrijshond is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the hopes that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or cute often ends up being foolish, down the road.

Think about this prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Drentse Patrijshond:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Drentse Patrijshond?
Missing Drentse Patrijshonds are definitely common – we have all come across “Lost Drentse Patrijshond!” signs plastered around town, or dead Drentse Patrijshonds lying on the edge of the road. If your Drentse Patrijshond is a master at escaping the fence, or can’t resist chasing a smell, or young and energetic, or is not properly trained, the possibility of a lost Drentse Patrijshond is high.

But losing your Drentse Patrijshond isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Drentse Patrijshonds get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Drentse Patrijshond if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Drentse Patrijshond, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that renders you unable to care for your companion.

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

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Drentse Patrijshonds are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Drentse Patrijshond. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Drentse Patrijshond) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Drentse Patrijshond owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Drentse Patrijshond sets its value. For many people, Drentse Patrijshonds are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Drentse Patrijshond’s owner in a durable, legible 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 purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet ID tags for your Drentse Patrijshond these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID game 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 comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in 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.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Drentse Patrijshonds

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