Microchips have been widely recognized in wild animals in conservation agencies, this is to facilitate the identification and tracking of wild animals so that the distribution is known. Identification techniques using this microchip has also grown in pets such as dogs and cats. Some animal clinics in Indonesia, especially large cities provide microchips as one of the means of identification. Microchip is similar to its function like our other identification.
Use of microchip in dogs and cats aims for
- Facilitate the identification of dogs and cats if they are lost, especially if they change hands to irresponsible people (kidnapping, illegal sale).
- Developed countries have required pets to be fitted with microchips to facilitate the identification and recording of health status. If we want to bring pets abroad, microchips are one of the mandatory requirements for identification systems.
- The number of breeds of dogs and cats makes microchips very useful
Race dogs and cat races are quite a lot and of course every race has a resemblance between individuals one and another. this is because the race has a clear standard. Microchip is very helpful identification because it has a unique code so that if lost we can claim by using the code in the microchip.
How to install microchip on animals
Use of microchips should be done by a veterinarian. This is because the way the microchip application is injected under the skin area. The installation of microchips is very fast and the response to dogs and cats on average is painless. After the installation, the doctor will check using a microchip scanner. The numbers listed on the scanners and microchip labels should be the same. This indicates that microchips are installed correctly. Anatomical knowledge that veterinarians have learned will be helpful. Incorrect microchip placement can make microchips misplaced and unreadable by the tool.