5 things that should any pet owner Learn more about microchips in 2015
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Last Updated: April 11, 2015
After Aimee Gilbreath, Found Animals Executive Director
If you still try the resolution of a New Year’s Eve think of is here for you Pet Owner: Resolve to your beloved to keep pets safe this year with microchips. Why? The statistics are astounding. Chipped dogs are 2.4 times more likely to make to him from a shelter and home again, and chipped cats are a whopping 21.4 times more likely to make at home!
You can use your pet’s microchip to their full effect in 2015, we have worked five “golden rules” of microchips. These tips will help you to connect with your pet when they go ever lost, and you will feel (for once) good about keeping your New Year’s resolution!
1. If your pet is not yet struck, ask your veterinarian to implant an ISO standard chip. Currently, there are three different radio frequencies for the micro-chips in the USA, and the ISO standard chip (134.2 kHz) is the frequency, which use the most parts of the world already. Most US suppliers are now also ISO standard microchips. This chip type you can make abroad with your pet without any additional restrictions or requirements.
2. Register your pet’s microchip number in a free database. A microchip contains a unique 9, 10, or 15 digit number (think of it as your pet social security number). None of your contact information is on the chip! There is also no GPS, so it can not be used “track” position of your pet to. To work for the microchip, it must be www.found.org registered in a register such as the free Found Animals registry.
3. Keep updated the registry if you ever change your contact information. If you move to another state or a new phone number, it is important to remember to make this change in the microchip registration of your pet. Otherwise, the outdated information will make it hard for a shelter to track you down, and it can delay or prevent return of your pet.
4. Make sure your local shelters and veterinarians with universal scanner. Can pick up a universal scanner all three frequencies of microchips (125, 128 and 134.2), the. All different brands of chips Unfortunately, many facilities are still unknowingly with non-universal scanner, that is, they are missing chips and therefore not in a position to unite lost pets with their families. Pet owners can ask a difference from their local shelters and veterinarians, contact your scanner provider or try to make their scanners.
5. Give your pet a collar and a tag with up-to-date telephone numbers on them. Lost the quickest way for your pet to come home with a visible collar tag. This day should have the pet’s name and your phone number on it. An external ID tag can be recognized easy for people and shows them how to contact you. Of course, a label can be dropped or damaged when you connect an external variable with permanent microchip ID, your pet will have two solid layers of protection to get him home.
By following these five golden rules, find your four-legged companions give you the best chance to get safely home when they land in 2015 lost Every lost pets are earned to find!