Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Tibetan Terrier

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Tibetan Terrier | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Tibetan Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Tibetan TerrierBuying a pet ID tag for your Tibetan Terrier is like buying insurance – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to 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 ID tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy usually ends up being unwise, down the road.

Consider this before purchasing any pet identification tag for your Tibetan Terrier:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Tibetan Terrier?
Lost Tibetan Terriers are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs setup around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Tibetan Terrier is a pro at hopping your fence, or cannot resist chasing a scent, or young and spry, or is not properly trained, the chance of a lost Tibetan Terrier is high.

But losing your Tibetan Terrier isn’t the only possibility.

Some Tibetan Terriers are stolen. A pet thief may take Spot or Rover in hopes of getting 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 Tibetan Terrier if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Tibetan Terrier, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your Tibetan Terrier.

In this instance, will your Tibetan Terrier’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Tibetan Terriers are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there are many ways to assess the value of your Tibetan Terrier. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Tibetan Terrier) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Tibetan Terrier owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many people, Tibetan Terriers are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet ID tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some contain artwork or logos, as well. Most pet identification tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Tibetan Terrier’s owner in a durable, legible 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 veterinarian or pet store. They’re cheap but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Tibetan Terrier 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 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 complete medical and diet information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Tibetan Terriers

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