How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for Your Russian Tracker

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Russian Tracker | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for Your Russian Tracker

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Russian TrackerChoosing a pet ID tag for your Russian Tracker is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the faith that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute often proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about this prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Russian Tracker:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Russian Tracker?
Lost Russian Trackers are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or dead Russian Trackers lying along the side of the road. If your Russian Tracker is a master at escaping your fence, or cannot help following a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or is not correctly trained, the chance of a lost Russian Tracker is high.

But losing your Russian Tracker isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Russian Trackers get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Russian Tracker if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Russian Tracker, especially if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which renders you incapable of caring for your Russian Tracker.

In this case, will your Russian Tracker’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Russian Trackers are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are multiple ways to assess the value of your Russian Tracker. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Russian Tracker) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Russian Tracker owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many owners, Russian Trackers are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Russian Tracker’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re cheap yet the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet identification tags for your Russian Tracker these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the recent entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Russian Tracker’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small 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 also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Russian Trackers

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