Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Styrian Coarse-Haired HoundBuying a pet identification tag for your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you’ll never use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively buying a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute often proves to be foolish, long-term.

Consider this prior to buying any pet identification tag for your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound?
Lost Styrian Coarse-Haired Hounds are very common – we have all come across “Lost Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound!” signs setup around the city, or deceased Styrian Coarse-Haired Hounds lying along the edge of the road. If your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is a pro at jumping your fence, or can’t help tracking a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound is high.

But losing your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Styrian Coarse-Haired Hounds are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound’s new or temporary steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Styrian Coarse-Haired Hounds are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Styrian Coarse-Haired Hounds are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet ID tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of information. Some have logos or artwork, as well. Most pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound’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 customary types of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newest entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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