How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Griffon Fauve De Bretagne, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet ID Tag for Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Griffon Fauve De BretagneChoosing a pet ID tag for your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you won’t need 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 type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s cheap or cute often ends up being a regret, down the road.

Think about this before picking any pet id tag for your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne?
Missing Griffon Fauve De Bretagnes are certainly common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne is a pro at escaping your fence, or cannot resist chasing a scent, or youthful and spry, or is not correctly trained, the risk of a lost Griffon Fauve De Bretagne is high.

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

Some Griffon Fauve De Bretagnes get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (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 Griffon Fauve De Bretagne if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Griffon Fauve De Bretagne, especially 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 Griffon Fauve De Bretagne, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne’s temporary or new steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medicine, 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 amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Griffon Fauve De Bretagnes are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

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

But for most Griffon Fauve De Bretagne owners, the emotional attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many owners, Griffon Fauve De Bretagnes are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Griffon Fauve De Bretagne’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 types of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newest entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off 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 plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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