Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Blackmouth Cur

Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in Animal Care, Blackmouth Cur, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Blackmouth Cur

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Blackmouth CurBuying a pet identification tag for your Blackmouth Cur is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy usually proves to be unwise, down the road.

Consider this before choosing any pet identification tag for your Blackmouth Cur:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Blackmouth Cur?
Lost Blackmouth Curs are very common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs posted around the city, or dead Blackmouth Curs lying along the edge of the road. If your Blackmouth Cur is a master at hopping the fence, or cannot help following a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a lost Blackmouth Cur is high.

But losing your Blackmouth Cur isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Blackmouth Curs get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Blackmouth Cur if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Blackmouth Cur, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Blackmouth Cur, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your Blackmouth Cur.

In this case, will your Blackmouth Cur’s new or temporary steward know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Blackmouth Curs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal calls for a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are multiple ways to determine the value of your Blackmouth Cur. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Blackmouth Cur) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Blackmouth Cur owners, the relationoship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many people, Blackmouth Curs are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous questions, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

Pet identification tags come in varying shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, also. Usually pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

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

Luckily, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Blackmouth Cur these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the most recent entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your Blackmouth Cur’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet 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 vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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