Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Old Croatian Sighthound

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Old Croatian Sighthound, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Old Croatian Sighthound

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Old Croatian SighthoundChoosing a pet ID tag for your Old Croatian Sighthound is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute often ends up being unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following before choosing any pet id tag for your Old Croatian Sighthound:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Old Croatian Sighthound?
Missing Old Croatian Sighthounds are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs setup around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Old Croatian Sighthound is a master at tunneling under your fence, or cannot resist tracking a scent, or young and full of energy, or is not properly trained, the chance of a lost Old Croatian Sighthound is high.

But losing your Old Croatian Sighthound isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Old Croatian Sighthounds get stolen. A pet thief may steal Fido or Fifi hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Old Croatian Sighthound if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Old Croatian Sighthound, particularly 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, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Old Croatian Sighthound’s temporary or new steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Old Croatian Sighthounds are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Old Croatian Sighthound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Old Croatian Sighthound) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Old Croatian Sighthound owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Old Croatian Sighthounds are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your responses 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 info. Some have logos or artwork, also. Most pet identification tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Old Croatian Sighthound’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re economical yet the amount of information they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Old Croatian Sighthound these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newest entries in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Old Croatian Sighthound’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer 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, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Old Croatian Sighthounds

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