How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for The English Bulldog

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, English Bulldog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Pick a Pet Identification Tag for The English Bulldog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your English BulldogPicking a pet identification tag for your English Bulldog is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or cute often proves to be foolish, in the long term.

Think about this before purchasing any pet id tag for your English Bulldog:
1.What is the level of risk to your English Bulldog?
Missing English Bulldogs are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or dead English Bulldogs lying on the side of the road. If your English Bulldog is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or can’t resist following a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t correctly trained, the risk of a lost English Bulldog is high.

But losing your English Bulldog isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes English Bulldogs are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your English Bulldog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a English Bulldog, particularly if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your English Bulldog.

In this case, will your English Bulldog’s temporary or new steward know that Rover hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? 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 English Bulldogs are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced 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 English Bulldog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred English Bulldog) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most English Bulldog owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many owners, English Bulldogs are family members, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the English Bulldog’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 gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re cheap however the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options in pet identification tags for your English Bulldog these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newest entries 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 holds 64MB of data (including comprehensive 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 automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about English Bulldogs

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