Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Cesky Terrier

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Cesky Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Cesky Terrier

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

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically picking a collar tag 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 Cesky Terrier:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Cesky Terrier?
Lost Cesky Terriers are definitely common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Cesky Terrier!” signs plastered around town, or deceased dogs lying by the edge of the road. If your Cesky Terrier is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or can’t help tracking a scent, or youthful and spry, or is not well trained, the possibility of a missing Cesky Terrier is high.

But losing your Cesky Terrier isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Cesky Terriers are stolen. A pet thief may take Fido or Fifi hoping to get 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 religious rituals.

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

If you’re a senior adult with a Cesky Terrier, particularly if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your Cesky Terrier.

In this case, will your Cesky Terrier’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medication, 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 Cesky Terriers are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

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

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

3.Based on your answers to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

Pet ID tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of information. Some contain artwork or logos, too. Most pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Cesky Terrier’s owner in a durable, legible 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 information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the most recent entrants in the pet identification market 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 comprehensive medical and diet 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 devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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

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