Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Black And Tan Virginia FoxhoundChoosing a pet ID tag for your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is like buying insurance – you do it with the devout wish that you’ll never need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive 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. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute often ends up being foolish, down the road.

Consider the following before choosing any pet identification tag for your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound?
Lost Black And Tan Virginia Foxhounds are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or deceased dogs lying by the edge of the road. If your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is a master at breaking through your fence, or cannot resist following a scent, or young and energetic, or is not correctly trained, the chance of a missing Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is high.

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

Sometimes Black And Tan Virginia Foxhounds are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound, especially 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 Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely beneficial.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Black And Tan Virginia Foxhounds are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound determines its value. For many, Black And Tan Virginia Foxhounds are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your responses to the two previous questions, 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 logos or artwork, too. Usually pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary kinds of tags can gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet identification tags for your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entries in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) 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 used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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

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