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Should your pet be microchipped?

Should your pet be microchipped?

Jun 13,2023

In recent years, the situation of pet loss and abandonment has become more serious. In order to reduce this situation, many experts suggest that we can use microchips to identify and track pets.


At present, countries around the world are beginning to pay attention to microchips: France stipulates that dogs over four months old must be injected with microchips, and later it is also mandatory for cats to use microchips; New Zealand required microchips to be implanted in pet dogs in 2006; The UK will require all dogs to be microchipped.



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What is microchip?


Microchips resemble the cylinders of long-grain rice and can be as small as 1.25mm in diameter and 7mm in length. This small "rice grain" chip is a tag using RFID (radio frequency identification technology), and the information inside can be read through a specific "reader". 

Specifically, when the chip is implanted, the identity ofinformation of the breeder will be bound and stored in the database of the pet hospital or rescue organization. When the reader is used to read the pet carrying the chip, the reader will receive an ID code and input the code into the database to find his ID, then find out its owner.



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Microchip Applications:


In addition to the application on pets, animal husbandry also uses it to record animal information, and zoologists implant microchips in wild animals such as fish and birds for scientific research.




Will the microchipped animals be painful?


The microchip implantation method is subcutaneous injection, usually above the back of the neck, where the pain-sensing nerves are underdeveloped, no anesthesia is required, and your pets will not be very painful.




How to identify it?

After implantation, when a pet is lost or found to be abandoned, it only needs to use the corresponding frequency reader to sense, and input the recognized code into the database to know the corresponding owner.


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