Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Black And Tan Coonhound

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Black And Tan CoonhoundBuying a pet ID tag for your Black And Tan Coonhound is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the hopes that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute usually proves to be a regret, down the road.

Consider this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Black And Tan Coonhound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Black And Tan Coonhound?
Lost Black And Tan Coonhounds are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Black And Tan Coonhound is a pro at jumping the fence, or cannot help following a smell, or youthful and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the chance of a lost Black And Tan Coonhound is high.

But losing your Black And Tan Coonhound isn’t the only concern.

Some Black And Tan Coonhounds get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Black And Tan Coonhound if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Black And Tan Coonhound, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Black And Tan Coonhound, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your Black And Tan Coonhound.

In this instance, will your Black And Tan Coonhound’s new or temporary caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Black And Tan Coonhounds are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet calls for a specific, higher priced type of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Black And Tan Coonhound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Black And Tan Coonhound) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Black And Tan Coonhound owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many, Black And Tan Coonhounds are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Based on your responses to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

Pet ID tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of information. Some have artwork or logos, too. Many pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

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

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Black And Tan Coonhound these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newer entries in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Black And Tan Coonhound’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically 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 severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Black And Tan Coonhounds

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