A microchip is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of your pet. A pet microchip – the size of a large grain – uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to provide a permanent identification for your pet. The Noble Vet provides top quality pet microchipping services ensuring pets become part of the family.
No larger than a large grain of rice, a microchip is made up of a few components enclosed in a capsule made of bio-glass. Quality chips have anti-migration features which ensure the chip stays in place. The chip bonds with tissue beneath the pet’s skin.
A pet microchip sole purpose is storing a unique ID used to retrieve the pet’s parent contact information. This is different from a Global Positioning System (GPS) whose purpose is tracking and requires a power source.
When a microchip scanner is passed over, the microchip emits a radio frequency signal which the scanner uses to read the microchip’s unique ID. The scanner then runs the ID through the pet recovery database to identify the parent’s contact information.
There is more to understand on how microchips help keep your pet safe. Get all the 411 from the best pet veterinarian – The Noble Vet. We are mobile: give us a call on +254 (722) 657 719 and we shall be glad to be at your service.