Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Small Greek Domestic Dog

Posted by on Apr 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Small Greek Domestic Dog | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Small Greek Domestic Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Small Greek Domestic DogChoosing a pet ID tag for your Small Greek Domestic Dog is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

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

Think about this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Small Greek Domestic Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Small Greek Domestic Dog?
Missing Small Greek Domestic Dogs are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Small Greek Domestic Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased Small Greek Domestic Dogs lying by the edge of the road. If your Small Greek Domestic Dog is a master at breaking through the fence, or can’t help chasing a scent, or young and spry, or isn’t well trained, the risk of a missing Small Greek Domestic Dog is high.

But losing your Small Greek Domestic Dog isn’t the only possibility.

Some Small Greek Domestic Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Small Greek Domestic Dog if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Small Greek Domestic Dog, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your Small Greek Domestic Dog.

In this case, will your Small Greek Domestic Dog’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi 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 beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Small Greek Domestic Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet calls for a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there are several ways to determine the value of your Small Greek Domestic Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Small Greek Domestic Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Small Greek Domestic Dog owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many owners, Small Greek Domestic Dogs are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Small Greek Domestic Dog’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 customary types of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap yet the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Small Greek Domestic Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entries in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete 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 automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Small Greek Domestic Dogs

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