Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Kanni

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

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your KanniBuying a pet ID tag for your Kanni is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s low cost or pretty usually ends up being a regret, long-term.

Think about this before choosing any pet identification tag for your Kanni:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Kanni?
Missing Kannis are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Kanni!” signs setup around the city, or deceased Kannis lying on the edge of the road. If your Kanni is a pro at hopping your fence, or can’t resist chasing a smell, or youthful and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the risk of a lost Kanni is high.

But losing your Kanni isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Kannis are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover hoping to get 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 cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Kanni if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Kanni, especially 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 Kanni, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy that leaves you incapable of caring for your Kanni.

In this instance, will your Kanni’s new or temporary caretaker 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 very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Kannis are simply 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 are several ways to calculate the value of your Kanni. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Kanni) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Kanni owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Kannis are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Kanni’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 gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newest entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic 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 are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kannis

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