Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for The Serbian Tricolour Hound

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Serbian Tricolour HoundBuying a pet identification tag for your Serbian Tricolour Hound is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or pretty often proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider this prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Serbian Tricolour Hound:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Serbian Tricolour Hound?
Missing Serbian Tricolour Hounds are very common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or deceased dogs lying on the side of the road. If your Serbian Tricolour Hound is a master at hopping your fence, or cannot resist tracking a scent, or youthful and spry, or isn’t properly trained, the chance of a lost Serbian Tricolour Hound is high.

But losing your Serbian Tricolour Hound isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Serbian Tricolour Hounds are stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Serbian Tricolour Hound if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Serbian Tricolour Hound, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Serbian Tricolour Hound, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Serbian Tricolour Hound’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido 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 amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Serbian Tricolour Hounds are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there are multiple ways to calculate the value of your Serbian Tricolour Hound. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Serbian Tricolour Hound) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Serbian Tricolour Hound owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Serbian Tricolour Hounds 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 identification tags come in varying materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, as well. Usually pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Serbian Tricolour Hound’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These traditional types of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re economical but the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet identification tags for your Serbian Tricolour Hound these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entries in the pet ID game 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 medical and diet 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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