Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Greenland Dog

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Greenland Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Greenland Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Greenland DogPicking a pet identification tag for your Greenland Dog is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the faith that you’re never going to need it. The “possible price” of not having a pet ID tag is more costly than the “actual price” 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. Impulsively picking a collar tag just because it’s cheap or cute usually ends up being unwise, long-term.

Think about this prior to picking any pet id tag for your Greenland Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Greenland Dog?
Missing Greenland Dogs are very common – we have all noticed “Lost Greenland Dog!” signs posted around the city, or dead dogs lying along the side of the road. If your Greenland Dog is a master at escaping your fence, or can’t resist chasing a smell, or youthful and energetic, or isn’t correctly trained, the possibility of a missing Greenland Dog is high.

But losing your Greenland Dog isn’t the only danger.

Sometimes Greenland Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may take Rover or Spot in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Greenland Dog if something were to happen to you, the owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Greenland Dog, 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 Greenland Dog, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your companion.

In this instance, will your Greenland Dog’s new or temporary caretaker know that Fifi hates cats, or needs 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 very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Greenland Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the chance of losing that particular animal demands a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is proportional to value.

Realize that there is more than one way to determine the value of your Greenland Dog. It may be monetary (e.g., a purebred Greenland Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Greenland Dog owners, the companionship attachment they have with their companion sets its value. For many, Greenland Dogs are members of the family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.From your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet ID tag?

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

At a bare minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the address, phone number and name of the Greenland Dog’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 kinds of tags can purchased from any vet or pet store. They’re cheap yet the amount of info they can display is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, there are many more options of pet ID tags for your Greenland Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the newest entrants in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Greenland Dog’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy polymer case and can be used in any computer, where it is readily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth trackers, but their range is small, because of bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Greenland Dogs

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