Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Braque Du Bourbonnais

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Braque Du Bourbonnais, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for The Braque Du Bourbonnais

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Braque Du BourbonnaisPicking a pet ID tag for your Braque Du Bourbonnais is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do so with the faith that you’re never going to need 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 type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively buying a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or pretty often proves to be unwise, long-term.

Think about this before picking any pet id tag for your Braque Du Bourbonnais:
1.What is the level of risk to your Braque Du Bourbonnais?
Lost Braque Du Bourbonnaiss are very common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Braque Du Bourbonnais is a pro at escaping the fence, or can’t help following a smell, or young and vigorous, or is not well trained, the chance of a lost Braque Du Bourbonnais is high.

But losing your Braque Du Bourbonnais isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Braque Du Bourbonnaiss get stolen. A pet thief may steal Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Braque Du Bourbonnais if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Braque Du Bourbonnais, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Braque Du Bourbonnais, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your Braque Du Bourbonnais.

In this case, will your Braque Du Bourbonnais’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your phone number and name would be very helpful.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Braque Du Bourbonnaiss are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are multiple ways to assess the value of your Braque Du Bourbonnais. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Braque Du Bourbonnais) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Braque Du Bourbonnais owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Braque Du Bourbonnais sets its value. For many, Braque Du Bourbonnaiss are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Braque Du Bourbonnais’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are lightweight but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These traditional types of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost however the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options for pet identification tags for your Braque Du Bourbonnais these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newer entries in the pet ID 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 diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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