Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Hortaya Borzaya

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

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Hortaya BorzayaChoosing a pet ID tag for your Hortaya Borzaya is like buying insurance – you do so with the hopes that you’re never going to use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute often proves to be foolish, in the long term.

Think about this prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Hortaya Borzaya:
1.What is the level of risk to your Hortaya Borzaya?
Lost Hortaya Borzayas are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Hortaya Borzaya!” signs tacked around town, or deceased dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Hortaya Borzaya is a master at breaking through your fence, or cannot help following a smell, or youthful and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Hortaya Borzaya is high.

But losing your Hortaya Borzaya isn’t the only danger.

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

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

If you’re a senior adult with a Hortaya Borzaya, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Hortaya Borzaya, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Hortaya Borzaya’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Hortaya Borzayas are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to calculate the value of your Hortaya Borzaya. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Hortaya Borzaya) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Hortaya Borzaya owners, the emotional attachment they have with their Hortaya Borzaya determines its value. For many people, Hortaya Borzayas are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet ID tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, also. Most pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

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

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet identification tags for your Hortaya Borzaya these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Hortaya Borzaya’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small 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 vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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