Learn everything on pet microchipping
The microchip is a comprehensive electronic identification system that consists of a small computer chip, the size of a rice, that is placed subcutaneously and is harmless.
This is introduced by a veterinarian with a hypodermic needle and a prosthetic layer is generated around it that prevents its displacement. It does not require surgery. In addition, the microchip is passive, meaning that it does not emit a signal inside the body of the animal nor does it carry batteries for its operation.
This microchip is associated with a unique code, which contains data of the animal and the owner, which can be scanned by any veterinarian. In this way, it guarantees a quick reunion with the animal in case of loss.
Although pets should always wear a collar with an identifying badge, sometimes these can be lost. This is why this innovative idea ensures that your pet carries that data wherever it goes.
This system is mandatory for the entry of animals in almost all of Europe and in some neighboring countries.
Below is the list of countries that require it:
British Virgin Islands
French Polynesia (Tahiti)
Isle of Man
Jersey Channel Islands