Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Combai

Posted by on Apr 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Combai, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Combai

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your CombaiChoosing a pet ID tag for your Combai is like buying 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 expensive than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute usually proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following before picking any pet identification tag for your Combai:
1.What is the level of risk to your Combai?
Lost Combais are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or dead dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Combai is a master at breaking through the fence, or cannot help chasing a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Combai is high.

But losing your Combai isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Combais are stolen. A pet thief may take Fido or Fifi 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 as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Combai if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Combai, especially if you live by yourself 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 leaves you unable to care for your Combai.

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

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Combais are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Combai. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Combai) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Combai owners, the companionship attachment they have with their Combai sets its value. For many owners, Combais are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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 materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, as well. Most pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

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

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

One of the recent entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Combai’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) 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 automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet 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 Combais

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