Sadly every year many pets run away from home or get lost. Many of them do not find their way home but if they are lucky they will be found and taken to an animal shelter. Unfortunately if an animal is not chipped and registered, it is very difficult, and often impossible, to trace the owner.
A chip is about as big as a piece of rice and is placed under the skin in the same way as an injection is administered. The chip is a closed bottle made of bio glass with a microchip and an antenna inside of it. Every chip has got a unique code which is connected with your data after registration at the databank. The chip can be read with a Chip Reader by a vet, or staff at the animal shelter and animal ambulance.
People who receive maintenance can obtain help from the Animal Protection Organisation to fund the cost of getting their pet chipped.
Frequently asked questions:
- Is it law to chip your pet?
No, unless you take your pet to/ from a foreign country (the chip we use can be read worldwide).
- At what age is it possible to get a chip for my pet?
It is possible at any age but usually it is done in combination with a vaccination, or when the animal is still with its mother.
- Will the chip be there for ever?
- Is getting a chip painful?
Getting the chip is slightly more painful than other injections.
- My pet is wearing an address tube on his collar. Is that not enough?
No, unfortunately pets loose their address tubes regularly. A combination of a chip and an address tube is best.
We strongly recommend that you get your pet chipped!