Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Lithuanian Hound

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Lithuanian Hound, Pets | Comments Off on Buying a Pet ID Tag for The Lithuanian Hound

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

The kind of pet identification tag that you buy is vital, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically choosing a collar tag just because it’s low cost or pretty usually proves to be unwise, long-term.

Think about this prior to purchasing any pet id tag for your Lithuanian Hound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Lithuanian Hound?
Missing Lithuanian Hounds are definitely common – we have all seen “Lost Lithuanian Hound!” signs tacked around the city, or deceased Lithuanian Hounds lying along the edge of the road. If your Lithuanian Hound is a pro at jumping your fence, or can’t resist chasing a smell, or youthful and energetic, or is not well trained, the possibility of a lost Lithuanian Hound is high.

But losing your Lithuanian Hound isn’t the only risk.

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

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

If you’re a senior adult with a Lithuanian Hound, particularly if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Lithuanian Hound, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which leaves you incapable of caring for your Lithuanian Hound.

In this instance, will your Lithuanian Hound’s temporary or new steward know that Fido 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 level of danger are you ok with?
Some Lithuanian Hounds are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Realize that there are several ways to assess the value of your Lithuanian Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Lithuanian Hound) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

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

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

Pet ID tags come in various materials, shapes and sizes and can contain varying amounts of info. Some have logos or artwork, also. Most pet ID tags are meant to be attached to a collar.

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

Fortunately, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Lithuanian Hound these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet identification tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the recent entrants in the pet ID market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Lithuanian Hound’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 plastic case and can be used in any computer, where it is automatically updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your veterinarian or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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

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