Do pets need to be registered?
A pet microchip is like an identification card helps to distinguish your pet’s identity and note information about the pet owner.
Pet microchips use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which is a method of automatically identifying objects using radio waves.
This technical principle is also used in well-known systems such as MasterCard’s PayPass and Visa’s payWave.
Therefore, a chip only stores identification information and doesn’t have a battery or internal power source.
It’s designed solely for reading purposes and can last for a pet’s lifetime without needing replacement.
The only piece of data recorded on the chip is the pet’s identification number.
The chip reader can retrieve information from a pet registration database, revealing the pet’s owner and their place of residence by scanning this number.
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. The exterior material is made of biocompatible glass, ensuring the safety of the pet.
The implantation process is similar to receiving a vaccination shot, which can be completed with a single gentle push of the syringe beneath the skin.
So, there’s no need to worry about the pet feeling uncomfortable.
The common location for microchip implantation is in the center of the back, between the shoulder blades. This area is stable and less prone to movement, making it an ideal location for the microchip to remain securely in place.