Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Hanover Hound

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Hanover Hound, Pets | Comments Off on Choosing a Pet ID Tag for Your Hanover Hound

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

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take five minutes or so to think it through. Whimsically purchasing a collar tag just because it’s inexpensive or trendy usually proves to be a regret, down the road.

Think about the following before choosing any pet id tag for your Hanover Hound:
1.What is the level of risk to your Hanover Hound?
Lost Hanover Hounds are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Hanover Hound!” signs setup around the city, or deceased dogs lying along the edge of the road. If your Hanover Hound is a master at breaking through your fence, or cannot resist following a scent, or young and energetic, or isn’t well trained, the chance of a lost Hanover Hound is high.

But losing your Hanover Hound isn’t the only concern.

Some Hanover Hounds are 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 for “bait”), or for use in cult rituals.

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

If you’re a senior citizen with a Hanover Hound, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your Hanover Hound, maybe with little notice. And anyone can be hit with a tragedy or disaster which leaves you incapable of caring for your companion.

In this case, will your Hanover Hound’s temporary or new steward know that Fido hates cats, or needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained? A pet ID tag that contains more than your phone number and name would be very beneficial.

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

Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your Hanover Hound. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Hanover Hound) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Hanover Hound owners, the sentimental attachment they have to their Hanover Hound determines its value. For many, Hanover Hounds are family members, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

3.Based on your responses to the two previous queries, 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 contain logos or artwork, too. Most pet identification tags are meant to be hung from a collar.

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

Fortunately, there are many more options for pet identification tags for your Hanover Hound these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.

One of the newest entries in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Hanover Hound’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 used in any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your animal doctor or pet sitter. There are also bluetooth trackers, but their range is limited, because of bluetooth technological limits.

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

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