Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Berger Blanc Suisse

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Animal Care, Berger Blanc Suisse, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet Identification Tag for Your Berger Blanc Suisse

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Berger Blanc SuisseChoosing a pet ID tag for your Berger Blanc Suisse is like buying insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you’ll never need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute often ends up being foolish, down the road.

Consider the following before buying any pet identification tag for your Berger Blanc Suisse:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Berger Blanc Suisse?
Missing Berger Blanc Suisses are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Berger Blanc Suisse!” signs plastered around town, or deceased Berger Blanc Suisses lying by the edge of the road. If your Berger Blanc Suisse is a master at hopping the fence, or cannot resist chasing a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a missing Berger Blanc Suisse is high.

But losing your Berger Blanc Suisse isn’t the only possibility.

Some Berger Blanc Suisses get stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Spot 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 for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Berger Blanc Suisse if something happens to you, its owner?

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

In this instance, will your Berger Blanc Suisse’s temporary or new caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Berger Blanc Suisses are just 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 directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Berger Blanc Suisse. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Berger Blanc Suisse) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Berger Blanc Suisse owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Berger Blanc Suisse sets its value. For many owners, Berger Blanc Suisses are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your answers to the two previous questions, 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 information. Some contain artwork or logos, too. Most pet ID 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 Berger Blanc Suisse’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re inexpensive however the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Berger Blanc Suisse 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 off your Berger Blanc Suisse’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is automatically 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 small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Berger Blanc Suisses

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