How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for Your Bullenbeisser

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Bullenbeisser, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for Your Bullenbeisser

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your BullenbeisserChoosing a pet ID tag for your Bullenbeisser is like buying insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you won’t need it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real 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 think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Consider this before choosing any pet id tag for your Bullenbeisser:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Bullenbeisser?
Lost Bullenbeissers are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost Bullenbeisser!” signs setup around town, or deceased Bullenbeissers lying along the edge of the road. If your Bullenbeisser is a master at breaking through the fence, or can’t resist following a smell, or young and energetic, or is not properly trained, the possibility of a missing Bullenbeisser is high.

But losing your Bullenbeisser isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Bullenbeissers get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Bullenbeisser if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Bullenbeisser, 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 Bullenbeisser, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your Bullenbeisser.

In this case, will your Bullenbeisser’s new or temporary steward know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Bullenbeissers are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet calls for a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there are several ways to assess the value of your Bullenbeisser. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Bullenbeisser) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

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

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

Pet ID tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of information. Some contain logos or artwork, too. Many pet identification tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Bullenbeisser’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 customary kinds of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the most recent entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 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 also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bullenbeissers

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