Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Dogue De Bordeaux

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

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

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy usually proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider this before choosing any pet id tag for your Dogue De Bordeaux:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Dogue De Bordeaux?
Missing Dogue De Bordeauxs are very common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or deceased dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Dogue De Bordeaux is a master at breaking through the fence, or cannot help tracking a smell, or young and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Dogue De Bordeaux is high.

But losing your Dogue De Bordeaux isn’t the only danger.

Some Dogue De Bordeauxs get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Dogue De Bordeaux if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Dogue De Bordeaux, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Dogue De Bordeaux, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Dogue De Bordeaux’s new or temporary steward know that Rover hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Dogue De Bordeauxs are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to calculate the value of your Dogue De Bordeaux. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Dogue De Bordeaux) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Dogue De Bordeaux owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Dogue De Bordeaux sets its value. For many owners, Dogue De Bordeauxs are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet identification tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some have logos or artwork, too. Many pet ID tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Dogue De Bordeaux’s owner in a legible, durable 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 purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Dogue De Bordeaux 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 off your Dogue De Bordeaux’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Dogue De Bordeauxs

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