Buying a Pet ID Tag for Your Sabueso Espanol

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Sabueso Espanol | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for Your Sabueso Espanol

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Sabueso EspanolBuying a pet identification tag for your Sabueso Espanol is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the faith that you’ll never need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute usually ends up being unwise, down the road.

Think about this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Sabueso Espanol:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Sabueso Espanol?
Lost Sabueso Espanols are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Sabueso Espanol!” signs plastered around town, or deceased dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Sabueso Espanol is a pro at hopping the fence, or can’t help tracking a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Sabueso Espanol is high.

But losing your Sabueso Espanol isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Sabueso Espanols get stolen. A pet thief may steal Fifi or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Sabueso Espanol if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Sabueso Espanol, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Sabueso Espanol’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Sabueso Espanols are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there are multiple ways to calculate the value of your Sabueso Espanol. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Sabueso Espanol) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Sabueso Espanol owners, the emotional attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many, Sabueso Espanols are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Sabueso Espanol’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary types of tags can bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options in pet identification tags for your Sabueso Espanol these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also 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 Sabueso Espanols

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