Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Chien-Gris

Posted by on Apr 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Chien-Gris, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Chien-Gris

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Chien-GrisChoosing a pet ID tag for your Chien-Gris is like buying insurance – you do so with the faith that you won’t use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s low cost or trendy often ends up being a regret, down the road.

Think about the following before picking any pet identification tag for your Chien-Gris:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Chien-Gris?
Missing Chien-Griss are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or dead Chien-Griss lying by the edge of the road. If your Chien-Gris is a pro at hopping your fence, or cannot resist following a smell, or youthful and spry, or isn’t well trained, the risk of a missing Chien-Gris is high.

But losing your Chien-Gris isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Chien-Griss are stolen. A pet thief may take Spot or Rover hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Chien-Gris if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Chien-Gris, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Chien-Gris, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Chien-Gris’s temporary or new caretaker know that Spot hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Chien-Griss are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there are many ways to calculate the value of your Chien-Gris. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Chien-Gris) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Chien-Gris owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Chien-Gris sets its value. For many owners, Chien-Griss are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet identification tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, as well. Most pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Chien-Gris’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional kinds of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive however the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newest entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Chien-Gris’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic 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 are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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