How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Bracco Italiano

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Bracco Italiano, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Bracco Italiano

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Bracco ItalianoChoosing a pet ID tag for your Bracco Italiano is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute often proves to be a regret, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to choosing any pet id tag for your Bracco Italiano:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Bracco Italiano?
Lost Bracco Italianos are certainly common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Bracco Italiano is a pro at tunneling under your fence, or cannot help tracking a scent, or young and energetic, or isn’t correctly trained, the risk of a missing Bracco Italiano is high.

But losing your Bracco Italiano isn’t the only concern.

Sometimes Bracco Italianos 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 religious rituals.

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

If you’re a senior citizen with a Bracco Italiano, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Bracco Italiano, maybe 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 Bracco Italiano’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Bracco Italianos are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive kind of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Bracco Italiano. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Bracco Italiano) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Bracco Italiano owners, the emotional attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many, Bracco Italianos are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet ID tags come in varying sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, also. Usually pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Bracco Italiano’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary kinds of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re inexpensive however the amount of information they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Bracco Italiano these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entries in the pet ID market 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 complete 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 automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Bracco Italianos

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