Pet microchips chips are not GPS tracking devices. They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent identification for the pet that is not apparent, injurious, nor disfiguring.
The purpose of a microchip implantation is to provide your pet with a unique (and tamper-proof) identification. The chip is inactive until prompted by use of a scanner, which emits a low power, safe signal when passed over the body of the pet. The animal’s unique number number is transmitted to the scanner's LCD screen. Because of RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS collar.
There are no moving parts, nothing to keep charged, wear out, replace, nor interfere with your pet’s activities. A microchip will normally last the lifetime of the pet (or 25 years) and because it is covered with a biocompatible material it will not degenerate over time.
The inert coating allows the chip to adhere to tissue -avoiding rejection; similar to what is used in human heart valve transplant recipients.
ISO microchips are the international standard of microchips. If a pet is going to travel abroad, this frequency is read by most international ports of call/customs agencies.
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ALL ANIMALS, EXCEPT MAN, KNOW THAT THE PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF LIFE IS TO ENJOY IT.
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WHO MAKES THESE CHIPS?
Trovan is the manufacturer of the Indigo microchips and they are distributed by AKC REUNITE.
The AKC REUNITE 24/7/365 recovery service has over 4 million pets (30+ different species!) and has recovered over 400,000 lost pets since 1995.
The American Kennel Club was founded in 1884.
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