Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Slovensky Kopov

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Slovensky Kopov | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Slovensky Kopov

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Slovensky KopovPicking a pet ID tag for your Slovensky Kopov is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or cute usually ends up being foolish, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Slovensky Kopov:
1.What is the level of risk to your Slovensky Kopov?
Lost Slovensky Kopovs are certainly common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or dead dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Slovensky Kopov is a pro at escaping the fence, or cannot help tracking a scent, or young and full of energy, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Slovensky Kopov is high.

But losing your Slovensky Kopov isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Slovensky Kopovs are stolen. A pet thief may take Fido or Fifi in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Slovensky Kopov if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Slovensky Kopov, especially if you live by yourself 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 little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy that renders you unable to care for your Slovensky Kopov.

In this instance, will your Slovensky Kopov’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Slovensky Kopovs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Slovensky Kopov. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Slovensky Kopov) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Slovensky Kopov owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Slovensky Kopov determines its value. For many people, Slovensky Kopovs are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet identification tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of information. Some contain logos or artwork, also. Usually pet ID 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 Slovensky Kopov’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary kinds of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re economical but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options in pet identification tags for your Slovensky Kopov 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 off your Slovensky Kopov’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Slovensky Kopovs

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