Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Bolognese

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Bolognese, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Bolognese

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your BolognesePicking a pet identification tag for your Bolognese is like buying an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you’ll never use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “real 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 think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s cheap or pretty usually ends up being foolish, in the long term.

Consider this prior to picking any pet identification tag for your Bolognese:
1.What is the level of risk to your Bolognese?
Missing Bologneses are definitely common – we’ve all seen “Lost Bolognese!” signs tacked around town, or dead Bologneses lying on the edge of the road. If your Bolognese is a pro at hopping your fence, or cannot resist following a smell, or youthful and vigorous, or isn’t properly trained, the risk of a lost Bolognese is high.

But losing your Bolognese isn’t the only concern.

Some Bologneses are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Bolognese if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Bolognese, 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 tragedy or disaster that renders you incapable of caring for your Bolognese.

In this instance, will your Bolognese’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Bologneses are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Bolognese. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Bolognese) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Bolognese owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Bologneses are like family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your responses to the two previous queries, what do you require of a pet ID tag?

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Bolognese’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 types of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newer entries in the pet identification game 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 plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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