Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Treeing Cur

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Treeing Cur | Comments Off on Picking a Pet ID Tag for Your Treeing Cur

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Treeing CurChoosing a pet ID tag for your Treeing Cur is like purchasing an insurance policy – you do it with the hopes that you’re never going to use it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real price” of purchasing the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or pretty usually ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Think about the following before picking any pet id tag for your Treeing Cur:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Treeing Cur?
Missing Treeing Curs are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Treeing Cur!” signs plastered around the city, or dead dogs lying on the side of the road. If your Treeing Cur is a master at escaping your fence, or cannot resist tracking a scent, or young and spry, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Treeing Cur is high.

But losing your Treeing Cur isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Treeing Curs get stolen. A pet thief may take 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 for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the risk to your Treeing Cur if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Treeing Cur, 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 furry friend, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Treeing Cur’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet identification that has more than your phone number and name would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Treeing Curs are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportionate to value.

Keep in mind that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Treeing Cur. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Treeing Cur) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Treeing Cur owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their Treeing Cur sets its value. For many, Treeing Curs are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Treeing Cur’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed. 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 inexpensive but the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Treeing Cur 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 market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Treeing Cur’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is low, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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