Microchips have become widespread among pet owners in recent years, as they have become a cost-effective way of owners keeping tags on their pets. Many fraternities are asking that the microchipping of pets should be made compulsory as it prevents irresponsible owners, owning animals. The practice of microchipping is relatively painless for animals and they work by submitting GPS signals which enable owners to locate their animal anywhere in the world. To give you a real understanding of what pet microchipping is about and why you should consider it, we have outlined five great reasons.
In today’s world we have some beautiful animals that have been highly bred; unfortunately these animals come at a premium and thieves know this all-to-well. In recent years there have been incidents of high value pets being stolen from owners and sold to unbeknown buyers or kept for ransom. The beauty of microchipping your pet is that they are constantly traced through GPS as the micro chip acts as a GPS tracking device thus enabling you to find any stolen pet.
Never lose your pet
Much like mentioned above, having your pet microchipped will ensure they never wonder astray or become lost through misadventure. GPS signals transmitted from your pets chipping device will ensure that your pet will never become stray and ensure that they are always within range of you.
Keep your pet safe
The number one priority as a pet owner should be the safety of your pet. By microchipping your pet you will ensure that your pet is safe from the dangers that lie out there. For the small price of £20 microchipping is an invaluable way of tracking your animal, but remember a microchip can’t replace the need for identification and should be used in conjunction with collars and ID tags.
This is one of the most significant reasons why all pet owners should get their pet microchipped. Prior to microchipping technology, pets were not allowed to come and go from the UK without spending time in quarantine to determine if they were carrying any potentially dangerous diseases. Microchips now enable pet owners to take their pets freely across borders by simply scanning their pet’s microchip, which connects to a database which determines whether or not they have received the correct injections that prevent rabies and other serious diseases.
Animal cruelty is thankfully becoming less common, but there are still pockets of society that have no regard for animal welfare. Dogs in particular are common victims of cruelty, which in recent years has been confirmed with the steady increase of dogs been stolen for the purpose of dog fighting. Securing your pet with a microchip will ensure that they are not stolen with the sole intention of becoming fighting dogs. Another common problem microchipping addresses, is the abandonment of animals. When a pet is microchipped, the chip can be scanned which determines the pet owners details, thus preventing any cases of abandonment.