Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Bohemian Shepherd

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Animal Care, Bohemian Shepherd, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Bohemian Shepherd

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Bohemian ShepherdPicking a pet ID tag for your Bohemian Shepherd is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the hopes that you won’t use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s low cost or trendy usually proves to be foolish, in the long term.

Consider this before choosing any pet id tag for your Bohemian Shepherd:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Bohemian Shepherd?
Lost Bohemian Shepherds are definitely common – we have all come across “Lost Bohemian Shepherd!” signs plastered around town, or deceased Bohemian Shepherds lying on the edge of the road. If your Bohemian Shepherd is a master at hopping the fence, or cannot help tracking a scent, or young and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Bohemian Shepherd is high.

But losing your Bohemian Shepherd isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Bohemian Shepherds get stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Bohemian Shepherd if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Bohemian Shepherd, particularly 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 Bohemian Shepherd, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Bohemian Shepherd’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Bohemian Shepherds are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

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

But for most Bohemian Shepherd owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Bohemian Shepherd sets its value. For many, Bohemian Shepherds are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Bohemian Shepherd’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional kinds of tags can gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Bohemian Shepherd these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Bohemian Shepherd’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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 readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bohemian Shepherds

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