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      <p> The good this is, you only get to do it once, even though it doesn’t cost that much. But, if your dog does not consistently come when you call, gets loose from his collar, darts away each time a squirrel climbs a tree, or bolts out the front door at any chance he gets, he might be a good candidate. Veterinary clinics, dog wardens, and animal shelters have scanners that can read microchip numbers. Shelters, such as Animal Care Centers of NYC, and veterinarian offices have scanners. Almost every veterinarian, shelter, and rescue will have a microchip scanner. So whereas a bar code scanner has to shine the light directly onto the bar code, microchip scanners can read through short distances of opaque material like skin and muscle. About six years ago some new manufacturers began to come out with the ISO chips in the US, which created a lot of problems, as most of the shelters had scanners that could only read 125 kHz chips. Within 3 days of entering a pound or shelter, it is a requirement that cats and dogs are scanned to find out if they are microchipped.</p>

      <p> If your pet gets lost and is taken to any vet or shelter, they can be scanned, the number retrieved, and matched with your contact information. So, If I hadn’t gone to my vet to get his chip number with the scanner, called 24 PetWatch to try changing my phone number, I wouldn’t have known that 24PetWatch would never contact me without an email address on file if my dog was missing. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of US pets have microchips, and only a little larger percentage in other industrialized countries. So, if you cannot microchip, please at least get them a tag, and keep your pets safe. If you do not register your pets microchip, it’s just a number. The chip then transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen. To make a long story shorter, the last six years have been hard in the use, but there are finally more ISO chips available, and most shelters and vets have universal scanners that can read any chip out there. Most scanners are able to detect and read all brands of microchips. </i></p>

      <p> The 134 kHz chips can be read quicker and from a greater distance than the 125 kHz ones, but it’s hard to change tradition. Historically the microchip manufacturers have used 125 kHz chips in America, and there have been only a couple of companies. Since the database was started in 1996, over 4 million animals have been microchipped and only 391 adverse reactions have been reported. Because of those embedded viral genes, animals evolved that make a placenta, the organ that supports the developing fetus during gestation. In the event that the owner should travel out of the country and your pet has a 125-kHz or 128-kHz chip, make sure that owners bring their own portable scanner to avoid not being able to detect your lost pet. Most veterinarians and rescues will actually take care of the registration for you, but in case they don’t, make sure you do it as soon as possible.</p>

      <p> Have you ever had seen or heard of a case of a chip (AVID) breaking up into two parts and one part migrating? Most owners opt to have the microchipping done during the spay or neuter surgery. Ideal for veterinarians, clubs, judges, police and owners of dogs or other animals with microchip. The AVID MiniTracker series is the perfect pet MicroChip scanner for every day use by vets, rescue centres, dog wardens and pet owners. I called 24 Pet Watch today to update my phone number on my dog microchip. I emailed my vet about this and they called 24 PetWatch to clarify what the membership is about. My vet called me back right away and thanked me for the heads up. I took the cat to the vet and she agreed that it felt like a chip. Sometimes, as your cat gets older, the microchip may move to a new location.</p>

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