Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Miniature Fox Terrier

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Miniature Fox Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Miniature Fox Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Miniature Fox TerrierChoosing a pet identification tag for your Miniature Fox Terrier is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically picking a collar tag because it’s cheap or pretty often ends up being a regret, long-term.

Consider the following prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Miniature Fox Terrier:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Miniature Fox Terrier?
Lost Miniature Fox Terriers are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Miniature Fox Terrier is a master at jumping your fence, or can’t help tracking a smell, or young and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the risk of a lost Miniature Fox Terrier is high.

But losing your Miniature Fox Terrier isn’t the only danger.

Some Miniature Fox Terriers are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover hoping to get 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 cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Miniature Fox Terrier if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Miniature Fox Terrier, 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 short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that leaves you incapable of caring for your Miniature Fox Terrier.

In this instance, will your Miniature Fox Terrier’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires 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 beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Miniature Fox Terriers are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there are several ways to determine the value of your Miniature Fox Terrier. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Miniature Fox Terrier) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Miniature Fox Terrier owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Miniature Fox Terrier determines its value. For many people, Miniature Fox Terriers are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your responses to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of information. Some contain artwork or logos, as well. Most pet ID tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Miniature Fox Terrier’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Miniature Fox Terrier 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 market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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