Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Mcnab

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

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your McnabChoosing a pet ID tag for your Mcnab is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute usually ends up being a regret, long-term.

Think about the following prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Mcnab:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Mcnab?
Missing Mcnabs are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or dead dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Mcnab is a pro at escaping your fence, or can’t help tracking a scent, or youthful and energetic, or isn’t correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Mcnab is high.

But losing your Mcnab isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Mcnabs get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido 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 satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Mcnab if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Mcnab, 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 Mcnab, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Mcnab’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fido 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 level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Mcnabs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Mcnab. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Mcnab) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Mcnab owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Mcnab determines its value. For many, Mcnabs are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Mcnab’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 types of tags can gotten 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.

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

One of the recent entrants in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) 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 easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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