Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Olde English Bulldogge

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Olde English BulldoggeBuying a pet identification tag for your Olde English Bulldogge is like buying an insurance policy – 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 cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag because it’s low cost or trendy often proves to be foolish, long-term.

Consider this prior to buying any pet identification tag for your Olde English Bulldogge:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Olde English Bulldogge?
Missing Olde English Bulldogges are certainly common – we have all noticed “Lost Olde English Bulldogge!” signs tacked around the city, or dead Olde English Bulldogges lying along the edge of the road. If your Olde English Bulldogge is a master at hopping your fence, or can’t resist following a scent, or young and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the possibility of a lost Olde English Bulldogge is high.

But losing your Olde English Bulldogge isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Olde English Bulldogges are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Spot or Rover 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 as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Olde English Bulldogge if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Olde English Bulldogge, 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 Olde English Bulldogge, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Olde English Bulldogge’s new or temporary caretaker know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Olde English Bulldogges are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are several ways to assess the value of your Olde English Bulldogge. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Olde English Bulldogge) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Olde English Bulldogge owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Olde English Bulldogge sets its value. For many, Olde English Bulldogges are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Using your responses to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

Pet ID tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of info. Some have artwork or logos, too. Usually pet identification tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

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

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Olde English Bulldogge 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 pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Olde English Bulldogges

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