Microchip for dogs – Why your Pekingese Must Have One

 


Microchip for dogs – Why your Pekingese must have one

Millions of pets are reported lost or pet-napped per year. And among those who reported, only a few number made its way back safely to their owners. This is why you should consider getting microchip for dogs. Most lost dogs find their way to the animal shelters when they end up re-homed or worse, euthanize. Having a pet id is highly recommended for your pekingese to wear at all times. True, there are collars and tags but it can easily fall off or damage that is why technology evolved and made the pet microchip as a permanent id.

This microchip is around the same size of a rice grain. In it is a minute computer chip that is housed is a glass which is made compatible with any living tissue. The said microchip would then be implanted on your pekingese’s shoulder blades, just under the skin using a special syringe. The implanting process is the same with any typical shot. There is only little to no pain experienced and most dogs doesn’t even notice that they are implanted. Once it is implanted in place, the microchip can be seen via a handheld tool that uses radio waves in order to read the said chip. The gadget would scan and read the unique code of your pekingese which is registered by the company for a minimal one-time fee. After which your credentials would be reflected and you will be informed about your dog’s whereabouts.

Microchip for dogs

Q: How will it help me get my pet back if he is lost?

A: It’s only going to help if someone picks up your pet and takes him to a shelter or veterinarian’s office to be scanned for a chip. Some people think chips are like a tracker or a GPS device, but a microchip only works if someone scans the chip.

Once they get the chip’s number, and the company that made the chip, they’ll contact that company to find the owner. And that’s one of the most important things people need to remember – the chip is only as good as the registration. A lot of people think, “OK, I’ve got this in. I’m done.” But if your registration isn’t submitted and then kept current, it’s useless. That’s been a big gap. Many more pets are microchipped than are properly registered. You have to get the paperwork and make sure that chip is registered to you, with your phone numbers. And if you move or you change your phone numbers, you have to update that information.

Source: Web MD, http://pets.webmd.com/features/microchipping-your-dog-or-cat?page=2 by Audrey Cook BVM&S

Things You Ought to Know

  • There are times when the microchip would migrate from its original point however the intructions for scanning states that they have to scan the dog’s entire body.
  • These microchip id is made to last for a lifetime. They don’t need to be replaced nor charged.
  • A dog that has a microchip is identified easily if found by veterinary officers or shelter agents that owns a scanner. But there are still centers that doesn’t have one.
  • Depending on the microchip’s brand and year it was placed, some so-called universal scanners can’t detect the said microchip.
  • Vets, shelters and manufacturers have been working on how to fix the imperfections, and as time goes by, technology improves exponentially.

No identification is perfect even up to this day and the best thing you can do in order to protect your dog is this one so that you will be a responsible owner. Microchip for dogs are created in order for us to easily track our lost dogs. Thus it is essential you should store updated identification on pekingese’s microchip and prohibit him to roam free outside without your supervision.

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