Now that many more people are buying pet ID tags for their pets, there are many shops that sell these products to cater to the demand that has increased in recent years. Not all of these companies sell the best quality ID tags; some sell ID tags that can only be described as sub-par in quality.
One of the things that any pet owner who is contemplating buying an ID tag for their pet should consider is that of the split ring. This little part is one that very many pet owners tend to overlook. Not everyone considers that an ID tag is only as good and strong as the split ring that it is attached to.
The worst case scenario is that the ID tag falls off because the split ring was bent out of shape or because it fell off the collar. This can have tremendous repercussions for the pet and for the pet owner alike. These are possibly a step up from the ‘s hooks’ that some companies use; however, there are benefits and disadvantages to nearly anything, and these items are no exception to this rule.
You want to ensure that the pet ID tag is fastened to the collar with something that will remain in place, and will not slip out – at inopportune moments or situations. The best way to ensure this is to check the tag frequently. Once a week may be enough for most animals, though some animals just do not justify such regular checking and once a month may be enough for them.
Find out from your supplier what type of fastening they offer and demand only the very best that you can get. Your pet’s life may depend on that one little piece of wire at some stage.
Pet Tags wrote this article about the quality of your pet’s ID tag.