Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Segugio Italiano

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Segugio Italiano | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Segugio Italiano

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Segugio ItalianoBuying a pet ID tag for your Segugio Italiano is like purchasing an insurance policy – 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 costly than the “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s low cost or pretty often ends up being unwise, down the road.

Think about this prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Segugio Italiano:
1.What is the level of risk to your Segugio Italiano?
Lost Segugio Italianos are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased Segugio Italianos lying on the edge of the road. If your Segugio Italiano is a master at breaking through the fence, or cannot help following a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Segugio Italiano is high.

But losing your Segugio Italiano isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Segugio Italianos get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Segugio Italiano if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Segugio Italiano, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Segugio Italiano, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which renders you incapable of caring for your Segugio Italiano.

In this case, will your Segugio Italiano’s temporary or new caregiver know that Spot hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Segugio Italianos are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there are several ways to calculate the value of your Segugio Italiano. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Segugio Italiano) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Segugio Italiano owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Segugio Italianos are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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 contain logos or artwork, as well. Many pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Segugio Italiano’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary kinds of tags can purchased 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 in pet identification tags for your Segugio Italiano these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the recent entries in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Segugio Italiano’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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 readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Segugio Italianos

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