Being responsible for a pet can be tough, and as a parent we’re always looking for the best solutions to make it more convenient. That’s why gadgets like automatic feeders and pet cameras are becoming all the rage, and we’ve got something new to add that list. The Pet Microchip.
What is a pet microchip?
A pet microchip is a radio-frequency identification (RFID) implant that’s about the size of a grain of rice. Each microchip is linked to an online database where user information is held. This information can be accessed by simply scanning over the chip with a reader. Each chip comes with a unique identification code, and requires no battery or other power source to function.
How are pet microchips inserted?
Pet microchips are inserted into your pet’s body using a sterilized medical syringe and needle. Seeing that it is small in size, it should hurt no more than a regular vaccine. It is simply injected under the loose skin between your pet’s shoulder blades, and doesn’t even require any form of anesthetic to be carried out.
Although it is considered unconventional and many people have their doubts and worries about it, we can confirm that pet microchips are completely safe for your fur babies. That being said, we understand why you would need some reassuring. So to make it better, we’ve compiled a list of our top reasons as to why you should microchip your pet.
It’s a permanent identification source
Seeing that your pets cannot communicate where they live or who their parents are, having an identification source can make the difference between a pet that comes home and one that does not.
Collars and Collar tags also serves as a identification method, but they are often a temporary solution that is easily defeated by a set of determined teeth or fiddling nails. Seeing how susceptible they are to falling off or even being removed, they don’t contribute much to keeping your pets safe from getting lost or being stolen.
The chips lasts… forever!
To make it even better, these microchips have a long lifespan of about 20 years, and aren’t damaged easily- meaning it’s a one time expense and long-term solution.
Microchipping is already quite popular in other countries like America, and is often a standard procedure that must be carried out for people who plan on relocating with their pets. This being the case, there are the testimonies of 1000s of pet owners who support microchipping and will vouch for its safety.
Overall, we understand that microchipping your pets can seem taboo, however, the procedure offers long-term benefits that eventually help make both yours and your pet’s life that much easier.
Do you have any more questions about pet microchipping? Send them our way- we’d be more than happy to clear your doubts!