Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Hamiltonstovare

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Hamiltonstovare, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Hamiltonstovare

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your HamiltonstovareBuying a pet identification tag for your Hamiltonstovare is like buying insurance – you do it with the devout wish that you’ll never need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute usually proves to be a regret, down the road.

Consider this before picking any pet identification tag for your Hamiltonstovare:
1.What is the level of risk to your Hamiltonstovare?
Lost Hamiltonstovares are certainly common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or deceased Hamiltonstovares lying on the edge of the road. If your Hamiltonstovare is a pro at escaping your fence, or can’t resist following a smell, or youthful and spry, or is not well trained, the risk of a lost Hamiltonstovare is high.

But losing your Hamiltonstovare isn’t the only possibility.

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

And what is the risk to your Hamiltonstovare if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Hamiltonstovare, 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, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which renders you incapable of caring for your Hamiltonstovare.

In this instance, will your Hamiltonstovare’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Hamiltonstovares are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Hamiltonstovare. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Hamiltonstovare) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Hamiltonstovare owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Hamiltonstovares are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your responses to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

Pet identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some have artwork or logos, too. Most pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Hamiltonstovare’s owner in a durable, legible 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 veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the most 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 diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic 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 devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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