Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Schillerstovare

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Schillerstovare | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Schillerstovare

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your SchillerstovareBuying a pet identification tag for your Schillerstovare is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s low cost or cute often ends up being a regret, down the road.

Think about this before buying any pet identification tag for your Schillerstovare:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Schillerstovare?
Lost Schillerstovares are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Schillerstovare is a pro at hopping the fence, or can’t help chasing a scent, or young and spry, or is not well trained, the possibility of a missing Schillerstovare is high.

But losing your Schillerstovare isn’t the only concern.

Some Schillerstovares are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido in hopes of getting 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 danger to your Schillerstovare if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Schillerstovare, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Schillerstovare, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Schillerstovare’s temporary or new steward know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Schillerstovares are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

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

But for most Schillerstovare owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Schillerstovares 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 identification tag?

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Schillerstovare’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 customary types of tags can gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re cheap but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet ID tags for your Schillerstovare 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 Schillerstovare’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Schillerstovares

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