How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for The Northern Inuit Dog

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Northern Inuit Dog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Buy a Pet Identification Tag for The Northern Inuit Dog

How to Pick an ID Tag for Your Northern Inuit DogBuying a pet identification tag for your Northern Inuit Dog is like buying insurance – 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 expensive than the “real cost” of buying the pet tag itself.

The type of pet identification tag that you buy is crucial, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through. Impulsively picking a collar tag because it’s low cost or cute often proves to be unwise, in the long term.

Consider the following prior to buying any pet identification tag for your Northern Inuit Dog:
1.What is the amount of risk to your Northern Inuit Dog?
Lost Northern Inuit Dogs are definitely common – we have all noticed “Lost Northern Inuit Dog!” signs tacked around town, or dead Northern Inuit Dogs lying on the side of the road. If your Northern Inuit Dog is a pro at breaking through the fence, or can’t resist chasing a scent, or youthful and vigorous, or is not well trained, the chance of a missing Northern Inuit Dog is high.

But losing your Northern Inuit Dog isn’t the only possibility.

Sometimes Northern Inuit Dogs are stolen. A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Spot hoping to get 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 religious rituals.

And what is the risk to your Northern Inuit Dog if something happens to you, its owner?

If you’re a senior citizen with a Northern Inuit Dog, especially if you live alone or are in poor health, there’s a high chance that at some point someone else may need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice. And anyone can be struck by disaster or tragedy which renders you unable to care for your Northern Inuit Dog.

In this case, will your Northern Inuit Dog’s temporary or new steward know that Fifi hates cats, or requires medication, or even whether or not Max is potty trained? A pet identification that has more than your name and phone number would be very beneficial.

2.What level of danger are you ok with?
Some Northern Inuit Dogs are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that pet demands a specific, higher priced kind of pet identification tag. Risk is directly proportional to value.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to assess the value of your Northern Inuit Dog. It may be financial (e.g., a purebred Northern Inuit Dog) or functional (e.g., a guide dog).

However for most Northern Inuit Dog owners, the companionship attachment they have to their companion determines its value. For many, Northern Inuit Dogs are family, dearly loved and impossible to replace.

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

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

At a minimum, a pet identification tag should contain the phone number, name and address of the Northern Inuit Dog’s owner in a durable, legible 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 gotten from any veterinarian or pet store. They’re low cost however the amount of info they hold is limited to the size of the tag.

Fortunately, you have many more options in pet ID tags for your Northern Inuit Dog these days, such as tattooing, microchipping, digital display tags, voice recorded pet id tags, and pet registry websites.

One of the most recent entrants in the pet ID game is the high-tech USB drive that hangs off your Northern Inuit Dog’s collar (or is attached to their kennel) and which can hold 64MB of data (including comprehensive diet and medical information). The small USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily 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 limited, due to bluetooth technological limits.

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

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