If you are planning a trip with a pet to European countries it is necessary to carry out mandatory chipping of animals. Microchips of the established standard are used for this procedure: ISO 11785 and ISO 11784.
Pet Chipping The introduction of the chip does not cause pain to the animal and is carried out subcutaneously in the withers, less often in the ear. A miniature chip, located in a disposable needle is injected subcutaneously once in a lifetime: chipping puppies and other animals in the “childhood” will save many problems in the future.
Registration of a passport with a chip
After installing the chip in the veterinary passport for the export of animals, paste the barcode of the chip and put a stamp. According to the microchip entered in the international database, the animal can be tracked at any point. All animals living at home must be chipped. In Moscow this has already become a mandatory procedure for keeping pets.
The Procedure of Dog Chipping
Since chipping is considered a medical procedure, it’s better to entrust its implementation to a professional veterinarian. Microchip implantation can be compared to dog vaccination. Under the animal’s skin, under the withers, an injection is made with a disposable syringe. It consists of the chip itself and a solution for easy injection. The duration of the whole procedure is only several minutes, and healing takes only a few seconds.
For a few days after chipping, the capsule is overgrown with the connective tissue of the dog’s body, and it can not be lost. At the same time, for 2-3 days after implantation, it’s not recommended carrying out water procedures.
What is the Purpose of Microchipping?
Chipping serves for animal identification. For example, if a animal is lost, a person who has found it can contact a clinic, and a specialist will be able to scan the data from the chip and contact the dog’s owner. However, it’s worth knowing that in case of changing contact details, the owner shouldn’t forget to make changes in the chip base.
In addition to the case of the pet loss, a microchip may be required for the purchase and sale procedures, participating in various events, and for entering the countries of the European Union. It should be mentioned that the animal import without a chip is also forbidden in some other countries.
Advantages of the chipping:
- painless procedure;
- the material of the implantable capsule is a durable bio-glass designed for 100 years use;
- the duration of the procedure is only several minutes;
- chip is impossible to be lost, unlike the collar, the information can’t erase from it — in comparison with a stigma;
- unobstructed departure from the country with a animal, and crossing the border of any country in the world;
- easy pet identification in case of loss or replacement.
When can an animal be chipped?
The chip implantation procedure doesn’t require any special preparation. It can be carried out in our clinic to a animal of any age, starting from 1,5 months from its birth. However, there is one condition — the pet has to be completely healthy. Therefore, we recommend consulting a veterinarian before the chipping procedure and conducting a full examination of a dog to prevent any possible complications from the measures taken.