Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Serbian Hound

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Serbian Hound | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for The Serbian Hound

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Serbian HoundBuying a pet identification tag for your Serbian Hound is like purchasing insurance – you do so 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 kind of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s cheap or pretty usually ends up being a regret, down the road.

Consider the following before buying any pet identification tag for your Serbian Hound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Serbian Hound?
Missing Serbian Hounds are very common – we have all seen “Lost Serbian Hound!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased Serbian Hounds lying by the edge of the road. If your Serbian Hound is a master at jumping your fence, or cannot resist chasing a smell, or young and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the risk of a missing Serbian Hound is high.

But losing your Serbian Hound isn’t the only danger.

Some Serbian Hounds are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Serbian Hound if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Serbian Hound, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Serbian Hound, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your Serbian Hound.

In this instance, will your Serbian Hound’s temporary or new caregiver know that Spot hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Serbian Hounds are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are several ways to assess the value of your Serbian Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Serbian Hound) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Serbian Hound owners, the emotional attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many people, Serbian Hounds are members of the family, 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 identification tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, as well. Usually pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Serbian Hound’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight 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 info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet identification tags for your Serbian Hound these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entrants in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Serbian Hounds

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