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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

What happens when the chips are down?

I recently bought a German Shepherd puppy and was looking for information on getting him microchipped. However, I came across no information with regards to how old a puppy should be before you get them chipped.
I was also shocked to find that there are in fact many places that do no have the appropriate scanning technology and some 'universal' scanners cannot even detect the chip.
I am all for the safety of our pets, which is why I looked into the microchip, but what happens if they do get lost and the institute that finds the dog then doesn't have the correct technology to detect the chip?
Isn't that the whole point of the microchip?
Kelly Howe, by email

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