Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Tyrolean Hound

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Tyrolean Hound | Comments Off on Picking a Pet Identification Tag for Your Tyrolean Hound

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

The type of pet ID tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s low cost or cute usually proves to be foolish, down the road.

Consider this prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Tyrolean Hound:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Tyrolean Hound?
Lost Tyrolean Hounds are definitely common – we have all come across “Lost Dog!” signs plastered around town, or deceased dogs lying by the edge of the road. If your Tyrolean Hound is a master at escaping the fence, or can’t help tracking a scent, or young and vigorous, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a missing Tyrolean Hound is high.

But losing your Tyrolean Hound isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Tyrolean Hounds get stolen. A pet thief may snatch Rover or Fido hoping to get a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Tyrolean Hound if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Tyrolean Hound, particularly if you live by yourself or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, maybe with short notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your Tyrolean Hound.

In this instance, will your Tyrolean Hound’s temporary or new caretaker know that Spot 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 extremely helpful.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Tyrolean Hounds are just more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Note that there are many ways to determine the value of your Tyrolean Hound. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Tyrolean Hound) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

But for most Tyrolean Hound owners, the emotional attachment they have to their Tyrolean Hound determines its value. For many people, Tyrolean Hounds are family, 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 various shapes, sizes and materials and can contain varying amounts of info. Some have artwork or logos, too. Many pet ID tags are designed to be attached to a collar.

At a minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the Tyrolean Hound’s owner in a legible, durable format. Plastic tags are light but chewed easily. Stainless steel tags don’t rust or fade and are durable. These customary types of tags can bought from any vet or pet store. They’re economical but the amount of info they can contain is limited to the size of the tag.

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

One of the newest entries in the pet identification 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 comprehensive diet and medical 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 animal doctor or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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

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