Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Mudhol Hound

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Mudhol Hound, Pets | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for The Mudhol Hound

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Mudhol HoundChoosing a pet ID tag for your Mudhol Hound is like purchasing insurance – you do it with the hopes that you’ll never use it. The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The kind of pet ID tag that you buy is vital, so take five minutes or so to consider it. Impulsively choosing a collar tag just because it’s cheap or trendy often ends up being unwise, down the road.

Think about this prior to choosing any pet identification tag for your Mudhol Hound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Mudhol Hound?
Lost Mudhol Hounds are definitely common – we’ve all noticed “Lost Mudhol Hound!” signs posted around the city, or dead dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Mudhol Hound is a master at jumping the fence, or can’t help chasing a scent, or young and vigorous, or is not correctly trained, the possibility of a lost Mudhol Hound is high.

But losing your Mudhol Hound isn’t the only possibility.

Some Mudhol Hounds are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Spot hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

And what is the risk to your Mudhol Hound if something were to happen to you, the owner?

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

In this instance, will your Mudhol Hound’s new or temporary steward know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Mudhol Hounds 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 are many ways to assess the value of your Mudhol Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Mudhol Hound) or occupational (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Mudhol Hound owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Mudhol Hound determines its value. For many, Mudhol Hounds are members of the family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

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

Pet ID tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of info. Some contain artwork or logos, also. Usually 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 Mudhol Hound’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 bought from any vet or pet store. They’re economical but the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the most recent entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Mudhol Hound’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 plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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