Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Griffon Bleu De GascogneChoosing a pet ID tag for your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you won’t use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or cute often proves to be a regret, down the road.

Consider the following before buying any pet id tag for your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne?
Missing Griffon Bleu De Gascognes are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs setup around town, or deceased Griffon Bleu De Gascognes lying along the edge of the road. If your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne is a master at tunneling under the fence, or can’t help following a scent, or youthful and energetic, or isn’t properly trained, the risk of a missing Griffon Bleu De Gascogne is high.

But losing your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne isn’t the only concern.

Some Griffon Bleu De Gascognes are stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Griffon Bleu De Gascogne, especially 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, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which renders you unable to care for your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne.

In this instance, will your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne’s temporary or new caregiver know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Griffon Bleu De Gascognes are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there are multiple ways to assess the value of your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Griffon Bleu De Gascogne) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Griffon Bleu De Gascogne owners, the companionship attachment they have to their Griffon Bleu De Gascogne sets its value. For many, Griffon Bleu De Gascognes are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Using your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

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

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Griffon Bleu De Gascogne’s owner in a durable, legible format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade. These customary kinds of tags can gotten from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re economical yet the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Griffon Bleu De Gascogne these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the recent entrants in the pet identification 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 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 veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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