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Microchip Your Pet for Security at Rum River Veterinary Clinic in Anoka MN
Microchips get pets home safely. They do not report the pet’s location but, when found, pets can be scanned and reconnected with their lost owners. Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that use radiofrequency waves to transmit information about your pet. Having a microchip will also allow you to use a number of new products like smart doors and feeders that read your pet’s microchip before giving them access. Check them out here and here.
Here is how it works: A handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the chip and displays a registration number and phone number of the registry. The animal shelter or vet clinic that finds your pet can contact the registry to get your name and phone number. Once the chip is implanted, you must register your pet with that information and update it as needed. Microchips are designed to work for 25 years, so it is unlikely that one would ever wear out.
The Humane Society of the United States answers your questions about microchipping on its website.
AKC Companion Animal Recovery Microchips give your pet the best chance of coming back home to you—learn more at their website.