Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Karst Shepherd

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Karst Shepherd, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Karst Shepherd

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Karst ShepherdBuying a pet identification tag for your Karst Shepherd is like buying insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty often ends up being unwise, long-term.

Consider the following prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Karst Shepherd:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Karst Shepherd?
Missing Karst Shepherds are definitely common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Karst Shepherd is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or can’t help following a scent, or youthful and spry, or is not correctly trained, the chance of a missing Karst Shepherd is high.

But losing your Karst Shepherd isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Karst Shepherds are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Spot hoping to get 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 satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Karst Shepherd if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Karst Shepherd, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your companion.

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

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Karst Shepherds are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

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

But for most Karst Shepherd owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Karst Shepherd determines its value. For many owners, Karst Shepherds are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your responses to the two previous questions, what do you require of a pet identification tag?

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

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

Luckily, you have many more options in pet identification tags for your Karst Shepherd these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Karst Shepherds

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