Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Polish Hunting Dog

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Polish Hunting Dog | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Polish Hunting Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Polish Hunting DogChoosing a pet identification tag for your Polish Hunting Dog is like buying insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or trendy often ends up being unwise, long-term.

Consider the following before choosing any pet id tag for your Polish Hunting Dog:
1.What is the level of risk to your Polish Hunting Dog?
Lost Polish Hunting Dogs are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost Polish Hunting Dog!” signs posted around town, or dead Polish Hunting Dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Polish Hunting Dog is a pro at breaking through the fence, or cannot resist chasing a smell, or youthful and spry, or is not properly trained, the risk of a missing Polish Hunting Dog is high.

But losing your Polish Hunting Dog isn’t the only possibility.

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

And what is the risk to your Polish Hunting Dog if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Polish Hunting Dog, especially if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Polish Hunting Dog’s temporary or new steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Polish Hunting Dogs are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are many ways to determine the value of your Polish Hunting Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Polish Hunting Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Polish Hunting Dog owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many, Polish Hunting Dogs are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Polish Hunting Dog’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re economical but the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet identification tags for your Polish Hunting Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) 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 used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Polish Hunting Dogs

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