Buying a pet identification tag for your Labrador Husky is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.
The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s low cost or pretty often proves to be unwise, in the long term.
Think about the following prior to picking any pet identification tag for your Labrador Husky:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Labrador Husky?
Lost Labrador Huskys are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or deceased Labrador Huskys lying along the edge of the road. If your Labrador Husky is a pro at hopping your fence, or can’t resist tracking a smell, or youthful and energetic, or is not well trained, the chance of a lost Labrador Husky is high.
But losing your Labrador Husky isn’t the only risk.
Some Labrador Huskys are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.
And what is the danger to your Labrador Husky if something happens to you, its owner?
If you’re a senior adult with a Labrador Husky, particularly 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, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your Labrador Husky.
In this case, will your Labrador Husky’s temporary or new steward know that Fido hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.
2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Labrador Huskys are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.
Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Labrador Husky. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Labrador Husky) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).
But for most Labrador Husky owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Labrador Huskys are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.
3.From your responses to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet ID tag?
Pet ID tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, as well. Many pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.
At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Labrador Husky’s owner in a durable, legible 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 gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.
Fortunately, there are many more options in pet ID tags for your Labrador Husky these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id 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 pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical 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 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 Labrador Huskys
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