Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Norwegian Lundehund

Posted by on Apr 2, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Norwegian Lundehund, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for The Norwegian Lundehund

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Norwegian LundehundPicking a pet ID tag for your Norwegian Lundehund is like buying an insurance policy – you do it with the devout wish that you won’t use 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 kind of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively purchasing a collar tag because it’s low cost or pretty usually ends up being foolish, down the road.

Consider the following prior to picking any pet id tag for your Norwegian Lundehund:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Norwegian Lundehund?
Lost Norwegian Lundehunds are definitely common – we’ve all come across “Lost Norwegian Lundehund!” signs setup around the city, or dead Norwegian Lundehunds lying by the side of the road. If your Norwegian Lundehund is a master at hopping your fence, or can’t help following a scent, or young and full of energy, or isn’t correctly trained, the chance of a missing Norwegian Lundehund is high.

But losing your Norwegian Lundehund isn’t the only concern.

Some Norwegian Lundehunds are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fido or Fifi in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog battles (even small or gentle dogs are at risk – they can be used for “bait”), or for use in satanic rituals.

And what is the danger to your Norwegian Lundehund if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior adult with a Norwegian Lundehund, particularly 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 Norwegian Lundehund, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster that leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Norwegian Lundehund’s temporary or new steward know that Rover hates cats, or needs 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 beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you comfortable with?
Some Norwegian Lundehunds are just more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

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

But for most Norwegian Lundehund owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion sets its value. For many, Norwegian Lundehunds are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

Pet identification tags come in various sizes, shapes and materials and hold varying amounts of info. Some contain logos or artwork, as well. Most 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 Norwegian Lundehund’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 animal doctor or pet store. They’re inexpensive yet the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Luckily, you have many more options of pet ID tags for your Norwegian Lundehund these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet identification tags.

One of the recent entries in the pet identification game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Norwegian Lundehund’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information). The small 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 vet or pet sitter. There also exist bluetooth devices for tracking, but their range is severely limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Norwegian Lundehunds

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