How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for Your Posavac Hound

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Posavac Hound | Comments Off on How to Choose a Pet Identification Tag for Your Posavac Hound

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Posavac HoundBuying a pet identification tag for your Posavac Hound is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the hopes that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty often ends up being foolish, long-term.

Think about the following before picking any pet id tag for your Posavac Hound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Posavac Hound?
Missing Posavac Hounds are very common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or dead Posavac Hounds lying on the edge of the road. If your Posavac Hound is a master at breaking through the fence, or can’t resist chasing a smell, or young and vigorous, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Posavac Hound is high.

But losing your Posavac Hound isn’t the only possibility.

Some Posavac Hounds get stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Spot in hopes of getting 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 satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Posavac Hound if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Posavac Hound, especially if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Posavac Hound, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this case, will your Posavac Hound’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What amount of danger are you ok with?
Some Posavac Hounds are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Posavac Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Posavac Hound) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Posavac Hound owners, the emotional attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many, Posavac Hounds are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your responses to the two previous queries, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

Pet ID tags come in various shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, as well. Most pet identification 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 Posavac Hound’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but easily chewed. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary types of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Posavac Hound these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

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

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Posavac Hounds

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