How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Cane Corso

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Cane Corso, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet ID Tag for Your Cane Corso

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Cane CorsoBuying a pet ID tag for your Cane Corso is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or cute usually ends up being foolish, long-term.

Consider the following before choosing any pet identification tag for your Cane Corso:
1.What is the level of risk to your Cane Corso?
Missing Cane Corsos are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Cane Corso!” signs setup around town, or deceased Cane Corsos lying along the side of the road. If your Cane Corso is a pro at escaping your fence, or can’t resist following a scent, or young and spry, or is not properly trained, the chance of a missing Cane Corso is high.

But losing your Cane Corso isn’t the only risk.

Sometimes Cane Corsos are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Cane Corso if something happens to you, the owner?

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

In this case, will your Cane Corso’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fido hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Cane Corsos are simply more important to their owners, and the chance 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 Cane Corso. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Cane Corso) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Cane Corso owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their Cane Corso determines its value. For many people, Cane Corsos are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Cane Corso’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, there are many more options for pet ID tags for your Cane Corso these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entrants in the pet ID 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 tiny 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 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 Cane Corsos

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