Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Mexican Hairless Dog

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Mexican Hairless Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Mexican Hairless Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Mexican Hairless DogBuying a pet identification tag for your Mexican Hairless Dog is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively buying a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute usually ends up being foolish, down the road.

Think about this before purchasing any pet identification tag for your Mexican Hairless Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Mexican Hairless Dog?
Missing Mexican Hairless Dogs are certainly common – we’ve all come across “Lost Mexican Hairless Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased Mexican Hairless Dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Mexican Hairless Dog is a master at breaking through your fence, or can’t resist tracking a smell, or youthful and spry, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Mexican Hairless Dog is high.

But losing your Mexican Hairless Dog isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Mexican Hairless Dogs get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog 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 Mexican Hairless Dog if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Mexican Hairless Dog, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high 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 tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Mexican Hairless Dog’s new or temporary steward know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Mexican Hairless Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Mexican Hairless Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Mexican Hairless Dog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Mexican Hairless Dog owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Mexican Hairless Dogs are family members, 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 varying shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some have artwork or logos, also. Usually pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Mexican Hairless Dog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re inexpensive but the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options of pet identification tags for your Mexican Hairless Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id 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 Mexican Hairless Dog’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 animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Mexican Hairless Dogs

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