How and why is it done chipping dogs? Learn all the details
How scary it is when your pet is lost. Animal lovers understand what is at stake. Almost every person in whose house the dog lives, thinks about how to "mark" his four-legged friend so that (in case of loss) the people who found him know who to return the animal to. The most common form of identification is a collar with the address written on it and the owner's phone number. There are cases when dogs make tattoos or stamps on the body, but this method is far from humane in relation to the animal. The most reliable and safe method of identification for today is the electronic tagging system. What is chipping dogs? What is the essence of this procedure, and how is it performed? This is discussed in more detail in the article.
Electronic tagging of animals - what is it?
Chipping dogs is the procedure for implanting a microchip under the skin. Each such device has its own identification number, which for life is assigned to the animal in whose body it stands. The process of chipirovaniya easy to perform, is quick and painless. Apply this method of electronic tagging for other pets: cats, horses, rodents, birds, fish.
How are dogs chipped?
The procedure for implantation of a microchip is performed by a veterinarian. It begins with a general examination of the animal. If the health condition of the quadruped corresponds to the norm, the specialist starts the installation of the device directly. The microchip is removed from the sterile package and its health is checked. Then the place on the skin, where the microchip will be introduced, is treated with a disinfectant. If the dog has a long thick coat, it spreads in different directions, and the skin is lubricated with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. Next, an injection is performed - puncturing the skin and launching an electronic tagging device underneath it. Chipping dogs are performed in the area of the left scapula or withers. Hairless animals set chips in the area of the inner surface of one of the paws. The place of implantation of the device does not affect the operation of the scanner in reading information.
How does the microchip work?
An electronic animal tagging device is a transponder that does not require recharging. It is placed in a capsule made of biocompatible with living tissue glass. The microchip is the bearer of a unique code. The device, thanks to a biocompatible sterile shell, does not cause in the body of a dog or any other representative of the fauna of inflammatory or allergic reactions. In addition, this capsule protects the chip from migrating under the skin of the animal. Chipping dogs is a device whose size is only 2 x 12 mm.
Each chip number is a unique number consisting of fifteen digits. The combination of codes is 700 trillion. The number determined for the microchip is entered in the memory of its crystal during manufacturing. The codes are read from the electronic tagging devices using a scanner. They carry it over the surface of the animal's body, and immediately a number appears on the screen. This code is transferred to the computer where the entire database is located. According to the information obtained from it, it turns out everything about this animal: the age of the dog, who is the owner, the address of residence.
Is the electronic tagging method safe for the health and life of a pet?
Chipping dogs and other animals is absolutely harmless. This is evidenced by both theory and practice. The procedure itself is painless, installing the device resembles an injection that is performed in a matter of seconds. As it was said before, the capsule is covered with a sterile membrane, which is well established in the tissues of the animal. The dimensions of the microchip are small, so it is not felt by the animal at all, does not prevent it from walking, lying, tumbling. No discomfort in the pet this implant does not cause.
Where can I perform the procedure for installing an electronic animal identification system?
Chipping dogs is done in veterinary institutions. This procedure is allowed for puppies that are already 1 month old. Also the installation of such devices can be done in the cynological centers, if any, in your locality. Another place where the implantation of chips are performed is the exhibition of animals. Veterinary corners are organized there, where, in fact, they carry out the procedure. Chipping dogs at home is also quite possible. Veterinary clinics provide such a service today. On a preliminary call, the specialist will go to the client at home and install the implant.
In what cases is the dog chipping mandatory?
You will need to carry out the implantation of the identification device to your pet without fail if you are going to cross the borders of the countries of the European Union with him. A microchip is an electronic passport of an animal. If you want to take part in international dog shows, one of the conditions for admission to them is also the presence of a microchip from a four-fingered friend.