Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Kunming Wolfdog

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Kunming Wolfdog, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Kunming Wolfdog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Kunming WolfdogPicking a pet identification tag for your Kunming Wolfdog is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s cheap or pretty often ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Think about this prior to choosing any pet id tag for your Kunming Wolfdog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Kunming Wolfdog?
Missing Kunming Wolfdogs are very common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs posted around the city, or deceased dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Kunming Wolfdog is a master at hopping your fence, or can’t resist tracking a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or is not properly trained, the possibility of a lost Kunming Wolfdog is high.

But losing your Kunming Wolfdog isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Kunming Wolfdogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Kunming Wolfdog if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Kunming Wolfdog, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Kunming Wolfdog, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which leaves you incapable of caring for your Kunming Wolfdog.

In this case, will your Kunming Wolfdog’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Kunming Wolfdogs are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there are several ways to assess the value of your Kunming Wolfdog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Kunming Wolfdog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Kunming Wolfdog owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many owners, Kunming Wolfdogs are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Kunming Wolfdog’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Kunming Wolfdog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic 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 small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Kunming Wolfdogs

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