Microchipping for International Travel
As a pet relocation company, we hear this all the time “Is microchipping my pet necessary”? Through this blog we would like to bring some important aspects related to microchipping and its importance.
First and foremost, it is very important to understand what exactly a microchip is? A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder that carries a unique identification number, and is roughly the size of a rice grain. A microchip is a permanent form of identification and the unique identification carries details pertaining to your pet.
A lot of Pet Parents are concerned if microchipping their pet is a painful experience. Let us tell you a microchip is implanted subcutaneously (just under the skin) between the shoulder blades at the back of your pet’s neck and It’s no more invasive than a vaccination.
The importance of microchipping your pet for international travel is tremendous and manifold. Firstly, microchipping your pet avoids duplication or theft of data used for transporting your pet. A microchip is a unique number and no two pets can have the same number. However, two pets of similar breed, colour and sex can be easily mistaken for one if they are not microchipped. Secondly, many countries wherein Titer Test is mandatory will not accept the test if the pet is not microchipped, as they identify pets by their Unique Identification Number and details like name, age, sex are of secondary importance.
Lastly, unlike India most developed countries have a lost dog data management system in place and its highly recommended one should register with them using the microchip details to avoid loss of their pet in a foreign country. Even if the pet is lost under any unfortunate circumstance the registration of microchip with such a data registry system will ensure your pet is reunited with you using the details registered in the system linked to the Unique Identification Number.
To get your pet microchipped or to learn more about it you can get in touch with our experienced team at +91-9257-123-123 or email on [email protected]