Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Russian Toy

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Russian Toy | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Russian Toy

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Russian ToyPicking a pet identification tag for your Russian Toy is like buying insurance – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to need 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 kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically picking a collar tag just because it’s low cost or cute usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about this prior to picking any pet identification tag for your Russian Toy:
1.What is the level of risk to your Russian Toy?
Lost Russian Toys are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or dead Russian Toys lying along the side of the road. If your Russian Toy is a pro at escaping the fence, or cannot help chasing a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or is not well trained, the possibility of a lost Russian Toy is high.

But losing your Russian Toy isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Russian Toys get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Russian Toy if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Russian Toy, especially if you live alone 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 little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that leaves you unable to care for your Russian Toy.

In this case, will your Russian Toy’s temporary or new caregiver know that Spot hates cats, or needs 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 amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Russian Toys are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Russian Toy. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Russian Toy) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Russian Toy owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Russian Toys are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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 shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, also. Many pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

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

Luckily, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Russian Toy these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Russian Toy’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Russian Toys

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