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A beginner's guide to microchipping: everything you need to know before chipping your dog

What is microchipping??

Microchips are small electronic devices about the size of a grain of rice, that are implanted under the skin, usually between the shoulder blades or on the neck.

Each microchip contains a unique identification number, which can be read by a scanner.

When a lost or stolen dog is found and taken to a vet clinic or animal shelter, the staff can use a scanner to read the microchip. The ID number can then be used to find the pet owner's contact information from a database. The dog can then be reunited with its family.

How do mircochips work?

Microchips do not have batteries, and they are designed to last for the pet's entire lifetime. They are considered safe and do not pose any health risks to dogs. The procedure of implanting a microchip is simple and does not require anesthesia.

A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder (a transponder is a device that automatically responds to a signal). When the microchip is scanned, it transmits the ID number.

However, having a microchip implanted isn't the end of the story. Unless you register your pet's ID number on an online database along with your contact details, there will be no way to find out who the dog belongs to.

But worry not!

PetChipsJo have the solution! They are the country's first microchip database*.

For an affordable fee, you can get lifetime registration and keep your pet safe.

The plan includes:

  • Registeration for one pet

  • Assistance during incidents

  • 24/7 hours support daily

  • ID Card for each pet

  • Lost Poster

  • Pet Tag

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**Microchips are not GPS devices and they can't track a pet's location. They are just for identification, increasing the chances of reuniting with your furry friend.

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