Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Austrian Black And Tan Hound

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Austrian Black And Tan HoundChoosing a pet ID tag for your Austrian Black And Tan Hound is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the faith that you’re never going to use it. The “possible cost” 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 vital, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically buying a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute usually ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Consider the following before picking any pet id tag for your Austrian Black And Tan Hound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Austrian Black And Tan Hound?
Lost Austrian Black And Tan Hounds are definitely common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs posted around town, or dead dogs lying on the edge of the road. If your Austrian Black And Tan Hound is a pro at tunneling under the fence, or cannot help following a scent, or young and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the possibility of a missing Austrian Black And Tan Hound is high.

But losing your Austrian Black And Tan Hound isn’t the only danger.

Some Austrian Black And Tan Hounds get stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido 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 for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the danger to your Austrian Black And Tan Hound if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Austrian Black And Tan Hound, particularly 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 Austrian Black And Tan Hound, perhaps with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy which leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Austrian Black And Tan Hound’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fido hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some Austrian Black And Tan Hounds 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 determine the value of your Austrian Black And Tan Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Austrian Black And Tan Hound) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Austrian Black And Tan Hound owners, the relationoship attachment they have with their Austrian Black And Tan Hound sets its value. For many, Austrian Black And Tan Hounds are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Austrian Black And Tan Hound’s owner in a legible, durable 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 purchased from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re economical however the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Austrian Black And Tan Hound 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 from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which can hold 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The tiny 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 small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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