Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Blue Paul Terrier

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Blue Paul Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Blue Paul Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Blue Paul TerrierPicking a pet ID tag for your Blue Paul Terrier is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” 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 important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or pretty usually proves to be unwise, down the road.

Think about the following prior to choosing any pet id tag for your Blue Paul Terrier:
1.What is the level of risk to your Blue Paul Terrier?
Missing Blue Paul Terriers are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Blue Paul Terrier is a master at tunneling under your fence, or can’t resist chasing a smell, or youthful and energetic, or is not properly trained, the risk of a missing Blue Paul Terrier is high.

But losing your Blue Paul Terrier isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Blue Paul Terriers are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit 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 Blue Paul Terrier if something happens to you, its owner?

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

In this case, will your Blue Paul Terrier’s new or temporary caregiver know that Spot hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Blue Paul Terriers are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet calls for a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are many ways to determine the value of your Blue Paul Terrier. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Blue Paul Terrier) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Blue Paul Terrier owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Blue Paul Terriers are like 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 identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, as well. Most pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Blue Paul Terrier’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can purchased from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re cheap however 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 Blue Paul Terrier these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newest entries 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 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 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, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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

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