Tweet The Guardian posted a sad, but important article recently about a dog traveling to the United Kingdom from South Africa whose microchip was faulty. Because of this, and according to the Department of Environmental Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) … Continue reading
Tweet Regardless of whether you’re traveling around the block or around the world, a microchip is essential for your pet. In fact, if you plan on traveling internationally, it may be required. Did you know that less than half of … Continue reading
Why do we love our pets? It could be because their love and loyalty is so unconditional. that is why microchips for dogs and cats are so important. Reuniting pets with owners is what pet identification is all about.
Would requiring microchips in pets and owner registration help reduce the number of strays in pet shelters and the cost of boarding and euthanizing them? Certainly, it will increase the number of reunions between pets and their owners. Are there further issues as well?
Starting in July, 2011, all EU countries will require that your pet have a microchip and all documentation supporting the microchip number to permit entry. Some EU countries will accept all major brands of microchips and others will only accept the 15 digit ISO microchips.