Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Basset Fauve De Bretagne

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Animal Care, Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Basset Fauve De Bretagne

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Basset Fauve De BretagneChoosing a pet ID tag for your Basset Fauve De Bretagne is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” 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. Whimsically picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Think about this prior to choosing any pet id tag for your Basset Fauve De Bretagne:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Basset Fauve De Bretagne?
Lost Basset Fauve De Bretagnes are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Basset Fauve De Bretagne!” signs tacked around the city, or dead Basset Fauve De Bretagnes lying by the edge of the road. If your Basset Fauve De Bretagne is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or cannot resist chasing a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or is not properly trained, the chance of a missing Basset Fauve De Bretagne is high.

But losing your Basset Fauve De Bretagne isn’t the only concern.

Some Basset Fauve De Bretagnes get stolen. A pet thief may steal Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Basset Fauve De Bretagne if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Basset Fauve De Bretagne, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Basset Fauve De Bretagne, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Basset Fauve De Bretagne’s new or temporary steward know that Rover hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Basset Fauve De Bretagnes are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Basset Fauve De Bretagne. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Basset Fauve De Bretagne) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Basset Fauve De Bretagne owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many, Basset Fauve De Bretagnes are like family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.From your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

Pet ID tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, as well. Many pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Basset Fauve De Bretagne’s owner in a durable, legible 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 gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap however the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet ID tags for your Basset Fauve De Bretagne these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the most recent entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Basset Fauve De Bretagne’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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