Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Chien Francais Tricolore

Posted by on Apr 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Chien Francais Tricolore, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Chien Francais Tricolore

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Chien Francais TricoloreChoosing a pet identification tag for your Chien Francais Tricolore is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the hopes that you won’t need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or trendy usually proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to choosing any pet id tag for your Chien Francais Tricolore:
1.What is the level of risk to your Chien Francais Tricolore?
Missing Chien Francais Tricolores are very common – we’ve all come across “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around the city, or dead Chien Francais Tricolores lying along the side of the road. If your Chien Francais Tricolore is a master at jumping the fence, or can’t resist tracking a scent, or young and vigorous, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Chien Francais Tricolore is high.

But losing your Chien Francais Tricolore isn’t the only concern.

Some Chien Francais Tricolores get stolen. A pet thief may steal Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Chien Francais Tricolore if something happens to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Chien Francais Tricolore, especially if you live by yourself or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy that leaves you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Chien Francais Tricolore’s temporary or new caregiver know that Spot hates cats, or requires 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 helpful.

2.What amount of risk are you ok with?
Some Chien Francais Tricolores are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Note that there is more than one way to calculate the value of your Chien Francais Tricolore. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Chien Francais Tricolore) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Chien Francais Tricolore owners, the emotional attachment they have with their Chien Francais Tricolore determines its value. For many, Chien Francais Tricolores are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

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

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Chien Francais Tricolore’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 traditional kinds of tags can bought from any animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive however the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Chien Francais Tricolore these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entrants 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 complete diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily 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 limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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