Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Brazilian Terrier

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Brazilian Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet Identification Tag for Your Brazilian Terrier

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Brazilian TerrierPicking a pet ID tag for your Brazilian Terrier is like buying insurance – you do so with the hopes that you won’t use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute often ends up being foolish, down the road.

Think about this prior to purchasing any pet identification tag for your Brazilian Terrier:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Brazilian Terrier?
Lost Brazilian Terriers are definitely common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or dead dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Brazilian Terrier is a pro at jumping your fence, or can’t help following a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or is not well trained, the risk of a lost Brazilian Terrier is high.

But losing your Brazilian Terrier isn’t the only concern.

Some Brazilian Terriers get stolen. A pet thief may take Fido or Fifi 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 for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Brazilian Terrier if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Brazilian Terrier, 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 furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Brazilian Terrier’s new or temporary caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Brazilian Terriers are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Brazilian Terrier. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Brazilian Terrier) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Brazilian Terrier owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many owners, Brazilian Terriers are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using 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 information. Some contain logos or artwork, as well. Most pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

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

Luckily, there are many more options for pet identification tags for your Brazilian Terrier these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newer entries in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Brazilian Terrier’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete 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 animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Brazilian Terriers

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