Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Griffon Bruxellois

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Griffon Bruxellois, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Griffon Bruxellois

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Griffon BruxelloisPicking a pet identification tag for your Griffon Bruxellois is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it 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 kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute usually proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to buying any pet id tag for your Griffon Bruxellois:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Griffon Bruxellois?
Lost Griffon Bruxelloiss are definitely common – we’ve all seen “Lost Griffon Bruxellois!” signs plastered around the city, or dead dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Griffon Bruxellois is a pro at jumping your fence, or cannot help chasing a smell, or youthful and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the risk of a missing Griffon Bruxellois is high.

But losing your Griffon Bruxellois isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Griffon Bruxelloiss get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Griffon Bruxellois if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Griffon Bruxellois, particularly if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your Griffon Bruxellois.

In this instance, will your Griffon Bruxellois’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Griffon Bruxelloiss are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Griffon Bruxellois. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Griffon Bruxellois) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Griffon Bruxellois owners, the companionship attachment they have with their Griffon Bruxellois sets its value. For many people, Griffon Bruxelloiss are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Griffon Bruxellois’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional types of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re economical yet the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet identification tags for your Griffon Bruxellois these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Griffon Bruxellois’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) 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 used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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