Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Epagneul Bleu De Picardie, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie

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

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s cheap or trendy often proves to be a regret, long-term.

Think about this prior to buying any pet id tag for your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie:
1.What is the level of risk to your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie?
Missing Epagneul Bleu De Picardies are certainly common – we have all come across “Lost Epagneul Bleu De Picardie!” signs plastered around town, or dead dogs lying by the side of the road. If your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie is a pro at hopping the fence, or cannot help following a scent, or young and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the risk of a lost Epagneul Bleu De Picardie is high.

But losing your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie isn’t the only concern.

Some Epagneul Bleu De Picardies get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (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 Epagneul Bleu De Picardie if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Epagneul Bleu De Picardie, 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 furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or requires medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that contains more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Epagneul Bleu De Picardies are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to determine the value of your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Epagneul Bleu De Picardie) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Epagneul Bleu De Picardie owners, the companionship attachment they have with their Epagneul Bleu De Picardie determines its value. For many owners, Epagneul Bleu De Picardies are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and can contain varying amounts of information. Some contain logos or artwork, also. Many pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Epagneul Bleu De Picardie’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can gotten from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet identification tags for your Epagneul Bleu De Picardie these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the newest entries in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 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 readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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