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Animal Tracker registration for dogs.Animal Tracker registration for dogs

How does microchipping work?

Microchipping is a powerful tool that has revolutionised how we safeguard our beloved pets. As pet keepers, we understand the importance of keeping our furry friends safe and secure. Let’s delve into the microchipping process, shedding light on what it entails and why it's crucial to ensuring your pet's well-being.

1. What is Microchipping?

Microchipping involves inserting a tiny, rice-sized electronic chip under your pet's skin, typically between the shoulder blades. This chip contains a unique identification number that corresponds to your contact information. The process is quick, minimally invasive, and offers lifelong identification for your pet.

2. The Procedure:

The microchipping process is akin to a routine injection and usually doesn't require anaesthesia. Here's what you can expect:

Preparation: Your implanter will gather your pet's name, contact details, and medical history. This ensures accurate registration.

Implantation: The microchip is gently inserted under the skin using a sterile needle. While your pet might feel a moment of discomfort, the process is generally well-tolerated.

Confirmation: After implantation, your implanter will scan the area to verify that the chip is in place and functional. They may also register the chip's unique ID in a DEFRA-compliant database like Animal Tracker.

3. Benefits of Microchipping:

a. Permanent Identification: Unlike collars or tags that can be lost, a microchip remains with your pet for life, providing a secure link to your contact information.

b. Reuniting Lost Pets: If your pet ever goes missing, shelters, veterinary clinics, and animal control facilities can scan the microchip to identify them and reunite you.

c. Travel and Moving: Microchipping is especially valuable if you move or travel with your pet. It ensures that your contact details are readily available for unforeseen events.

4. Post-Procedure Care:

After the microchipping process, your pet might experience mild discomfort around the injection site. Ensure that you follow your implanters instructions for care and monitoring. You can find an implanter near you, here.

5. Keeping Information Current:

Regularly update your contact information with your Animal Tracker account if you change your address or phone number. This guarantees that your pet's microchip remains an effective tool for reuniting you in case of separation and is also the law.

Microchipping is a simple yet powerful step to provide an added layer of protection for your beloved pet. It's a proactive measure that offers peace of mind, knowing that your furry friend has a permanent means of identification. By understanding the microchipping process and its benefits, you're taking a significant stride toward ensuring your pet's safety and well-being. Remember, a tiny chip can lead to a lifetime of security and happy reunions!