Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Griffon Nivernais

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Griffon Nivernais, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Griffon Nivernais

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Griffon NivernaisChoosing a pet identification tag for your Griffon Nivernais is like purchasing insurance – 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 “actual price” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag because it’s inexpensive or cute often ends up being a regret, in the long term.

Think about this prior to buying any pet identification tag for your Griffon Nivernais:
1.What is the level of risk to your Griffon Nivernais?
Missing Griffon Nivernaiss are very common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around the city, or dead Griffon Nivernaiss lying on the edge of the road. If your Griffon Nivernais is a master at jumping your fence, or cannot help tracking a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not properly trained, the risk of a missing Griffon Nivernais is high.

But losing your Griffon Nivernais isn’t the only possibility.

Some Griffon Nivernaiss are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in pit fights (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

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

If you’re a senior citizen with a Griffon Nivernais, especially if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your Griffon Nivernais, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which renders you incapable of caring for your Griffon Nivernais.

In this instance, will your Griffon Nivernais’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Griffon Nivernaiss are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet warrants a specific, more expensive kind of pet identification tag. Risk is proportional to value.

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

However for most Griffon Nivernais owners, the sentimental attachment they have with their companion determines its value. For many people, Griffon Nivernaiss are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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 can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, also. Most pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

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

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

One of the newer entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Griffon Nivernais’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically 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 low, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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