Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Montenegrin Mountain Hound

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How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Montenegrin Mountain HoundPicking a pet identification tag for your Montenegrin Mountain Hound is like purchasing insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to consider it. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag because it’s cheap or pretty often ends up being a regret, long-term.

Consider the following before buying any pet identification tag for your Montenegrin Mountain Hound:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Montenegrin Mountain Hound?
Lost Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are very common – we’ve all seen “Lost Montenegrin Mountain Hound!” signs plastered around town, or deceased dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Montenegrin Mountain Hound is a pro at tunneling under your fence, or can’t resist following a smell, or youthful and full of energy, or is not properly trained, the possibility of a lost Montenegrin Mountain Hound is high.

But losing your Montenegrin Mountain Hound isn’t the only danger.

Some Montenegrin Mountain Hounds get stolen. A pet thief may take Fifi or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in pit battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the danger to your Montenegrin Mountain Hound if something were to happen to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Montenegrin Mountain Hound, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a disaster or tragedy that renders you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this instance, will your Montenegrin Mountain Hound’s temporary or new caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs medicine, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very helpful.

2.What level of risk are you ok with?
Some Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

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

However for most Montenegrin Mountain Hound owners, the emotional attachment they have with their Montenegrin Mountain Hound sets its value. For many people, Montenegrin Mountain Hounds are family, impossible to replace and dearly loved.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet identification tag?

Pet identification tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and hold varying amounts of info. Some have artwork or logos, too. Usually pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.

At the minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Montenegrin Mountain Hound’s owner in a durable, legible 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 bought from any vet or pet store. They’re low cost but the amount of information they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options in pet ID tags for your Montenegrin Mountain Hound 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 game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your pet’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive medical and diet information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Montenegrin Mountain Hounds

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