Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Cesky Fousek

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Cesky Fousek, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Cesky Fousek

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Cesky FousekPicking a pet ID tag for your Cesky Fousek is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you won’t use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or pretty often ends up being a regret, down the road.

Consider this before buying any pet identification tag for your Cesky Fousek:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Cesky Fousek?
Missing Cesky Fouseks are certainly common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or deceased Cesky Fouseks lying by the edge of the road. If your Cesky Fousek is a master at tunneling under your fence, or cannot help tracking a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or is not properly trained, the chance of a lost Cesky Fousek is high.

But losing your Cesky Fousek isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Cesky Fouseks get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Cesky Fousek if something happens to you, its owner?

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

In this case, will your Cesky Fousek’s temporary or new caretaker know that Spot hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Cesky Fouseks are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Cesky Fousek. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Cesky Fousek) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Cesky Fousek owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their Cesky Fousek determines its value. For many, Cesky Fouseks are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet identification tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of info. Some have artwork or logos, too. Many pet identification tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

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

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet ID tags for your Cesky Fousek 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 from your Cesky Fousek’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small 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 animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cesky Fouseks

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