The Power of a Pet Microchip


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Every year, dogs in shelters meet their most difficult path. If their owners do not bother to come looking for them in shelters, or if potential pawrents do not share their homes to these pets, they are being put to sleep. This is a sad truth most people fail to recognize. And this is one of the few good reasons pet owners consider the power of a pet microchip.

Pet Microchip

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The Basics

You can always stay in touch with your local veterinarian with regard to this chip. At this point, you could be hesitant to plant this to your beloved Fido or furry friend. Maybe as you read on, you would have to change your mind and consider this chip. Remember, security and safety are the two major concerns after providing them extreme love and care.

Believe it or not, this technology already exist decades ago. This simply means, the pet microchip is common, yet people only turn their back on this. It was not only recently when the price of the chip in the pet market went down, owners start to think and decide of putting this device to their pets.

First off, the device takes advantage of the radio frequency – RFID. In other words, radio waves are used as medium to transmit information. This Radio Frequency Identification carries the important information. Fido or your fur kid only carries the information waiting to be read. This chip with your pet’s data then communicates to a device and interprets the details.

Second, you have to take note that the chip doesn’t come with a battery. So, it could require a scanner or a reader to power up this device to collect the information.

How do you implant the chip?

Surprisingly, the size of this chip is only as big as the size of a rice grain. Perhaps, you can imagine how this chip is planted to your pet. If the regular vaccination shots for your fur baby is stressing, it’s far different. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t even require any dose of anesthesia to implant the device.

What your veterinarian will do is to inject the chip to your dog or cat using a hypodermic needle. And since it is too small, Fluffy or Fido will never feel the pain. Well, perhaps, similar to his/her regular shots. Take note whether or not your animal doctor is licensed. Only registered and licensed veterinarians are allowed to perform the implant procedure. Other than that, there isn’t anyone who would dare to perform the procedure.


NEVER FORGET to register the chip. Otherwise, it would be useless. It is crucial to register it to the agency so your information will be stored. These details in the chip has to match yours as well.

Usually, when shelters scan and read the information on the chip (should there is one). This enables them to identify the right owner and be reunited with him/her.

Microchips are important, but the bottom line is, being a responsible pet owner is an essential.

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