How Does Pet Microchipping Really Work?

The fundamental tools behind pet microchips traces back quite a few decades. But, it wasn’t until recently that the devices became cheap enough to hit the mainstream pet market.

A pet microchip uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. RFID, as the name implies, uses radio waves as a medium to transmit information. Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.

The statistics indicate that gone astray pets rarely make it home. The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. Also, one in three pets will become lost at some point during her life.

Young puppies and kittens can accept microchips, but even if your pet is already an adult, you should consider microchipping. Even indoor pets can get outside by accident and search out lost, so if you’re depending on extra forms of detection, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe, effectual way to help make certain your pet will return if the unlikely happens. Registered microchips give lost pets the best chance of returning home.

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