Chipping of pets is very widespread in Western countries, and recently this service is in more and more active demand in Russia. With a chip, your pet will receive a real electronic passport.
Good owners have pets with veterinary passports, which record information about vaccinations and treatment. However, a veterinary passport will not help if your pet is lost. That is why more and more often, pet owners resort to storing the necessary information on an electronic chip implanted under the pet's skin. The memory of the chip contains information about the dog's breed, its nickname, special features, information about the owner and the address of his residence. Also, all information recorded on the chip is entered into a single database.
If you decide to microchip your dog, go to your veterinary clinic, many of them currently offer this service. The operation of implanting a tiny chip is almost painless, it is easily tolerated by pets. With the help of a special instrument resembling a syringe, an electronic chip with information recorded on it is implanted under the skin; the whole procedure takes a few minutes. The chip is covered with a shell made of special glass, so it is not rejected by the dog's body and does not cause any unpleasant sensations to the pet.
A dog with an implanted chip is much more likely to return to its owner if it gets lost or stolen. As a rule, services that catch stray animals check them for the presence of the chip. The registered address of the owner of the dog will help the lost pet to return home. If the dog is stolen, the chances of its return are also very high, since it is almost impossible to find and remove the chip. Sooner or later, information from him will be read - for example, in a veterinary clinic, and the dog will return to its rightful owner.
The presence of a chip in a dog greatly facilitates travel abroad, since according to the rules of the European Union, all animals crossing the border must have an electronic chip or a distinct brand. Similar rules exist in many other countries around the world.