Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Briquet Griffon Vendeen

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Briquet Griffon Vendeen, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Briquet Griffon Vendeen

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Briquet Griffon VendeenPicking a pet identification tag for your Briquet Griffon Vendeen is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” 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. Impulsively choosing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute usually proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Think about the following before purchasing any pet identification tag for your Briquet Griffon Vendeen:
1.What is the level of risk to your Briquet Griffon Vendeen?
Lost Briquet Griffon Vendeens are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost Briquet Griffon Vendeen!” signs tacked around town, or dead dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a master at escaping the fence, or can’t help tracking a scent, or young and energetic, or is not properly trained, the chance of a missing Briquet Griffon Vendeen is high.

But losing your Briquet Griffon Vendeen isn’t the only danger.

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

And what is the risk to your Briquet Griffon Vendeen if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Briquet Griffon Vendeen, especially if you live by yourself 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 short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s new or temporary steward know that Spot hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Briquet Griffon Vendeens are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Briquet Griffon Vendeen. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Briquet Griffon Vendeen) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Briquet Griffon Vendeen owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many, Briquet Griffon Vendeens are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

Pet identification tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of information. Some contain artwork or logos, as well. Usually pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional kinds of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost however the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Briquet Griffon Vendeen these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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