How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for The Ariege Pointer

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Ariege Pointer, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for The Ariege Pointer

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Ariege PointerBuying a pet ID tag for your Ariege Pointer is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you won’t need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy often ends up being unwise, down the road.

Think about the following before choosing any pet identification tag for your Ariege Pointer:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Ariege Pointer?
Lost Ariege Pointers are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs setup around the city, or dead dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Ariege Pointer is a master at tunneling under the fence, or cannot help tracking a scent, or young and spry, or is not properly trained, the risk of a lost Ariege Pointer is high.

But losing your Ariege Pointer isn’t the only danger.

Some Ariege Pointers get stolen. A pet thief may snatch 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 Ariege Pointer if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Ariege Pointer, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with little 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 Ariege Pointer’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Ariege Pointers are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Ariege Pointer. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Ariege Pointer) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Ariege Pointer owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many, Ariege Pointers are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Ariege Pointer’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary types of tags can gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet identification tags for your Ariege Pointer these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newer entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Ariege Pointer’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Ariege Pointers

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