Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Braque Francais

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Braque Francais, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Braque Francais

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Braque FrancaisChoosing a pet identification tag for your Braque Francais is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the hopes that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically picking a collar tag just because it’s cheap or cute usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about the following prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Braque Francais:
1.What is the level of risk to your Braque Francais?
Lost Braque Francaiss are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Braque Francais!” signs posted around town, or dead dogs lying on the side of the road. If your Braque Francais is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or cannot resist chasing a scent, or youthful and full of energy, or is not well trained, the chance of a missing Braque Francais is high.

But losing your Braque Francais isn’t the only risk.

Some Braque Francaiss are stolen. A pet thief may take Spot or Rover 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 cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Braque Francais if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Braque Francais, especially if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Braque Francais’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Braque Francaiss are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are many ways to assess the value of your Braque Francais. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Braque Francais) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Braque Francais owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Braque Francais sets its value. For many people, Braque Francaiss are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet identification tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of information. Some have artwork or logos, also. Many pet identification tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Braque Francais’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 traditional kinds of tags can bought from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re economical yet the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Braque Francais these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Braque Francaiss

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