Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Kaikadi

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Kaikadi, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Kaikadi

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your KaikadiBuying a pet ID tag for your Kaikadi is like buying insurance – you do so with the faith that you won’t use it. The “possible price” 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 crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag because it’s low cost or cute often proves to be foolish, long-term.

Think about the following before choosing any pet id tag for your Kaikadi:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Kaikadi?
Missing Kaikadis are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or deceased Kaikadis lying on the side of the road. If your Kaikadi is a pro at escaping the fence, or cannot help tracking a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t properly trained, the possibility of a lost Kaikadi is high.

But losing your Kaikadi isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Kaikadis get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Kaikadi if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Kaikadi, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Kaikadi’s new or temporary caretaker know that Spot hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Kaikadis are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Kaikadi. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Kaikadi) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Kaikadi owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their Kaikadi determines its value. For many, Kaikadis are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet identification tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, as well. Usually pet identification tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Kaikadi’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary kinds of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Kaikadi these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newer entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily 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, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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