Micro-Chip Pet Identification
“Unfortunately, many stories of lost or stolen pets don’t end happily unless there is a simple way of identifying a pet,” said CVMA past-president Ron Faoro, DVM. “The CVMA recommends that animals wear collars and tags and have microchips as a means of permanent identification.” Identification tags might include:
A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of a pet. The chip, about the size of a large grain of rice, uses passive Radio Frequency Identification technology, and is also known as a PIT tag (for Passive Integrated Transponder)! Right now that we have that sorted!!
This tiny device provides your pet with permanent identification to give them the best chance of coming home. Read more about how microchipping works in the links below.All of our dog and cat tags are manufactured locally in upstate NY, and we produce all of our tags in your choice of materials, including aluminum, brass and stainless steel. We produce our tags with your pets in mind - they are built to last and perfect for hanging on your pet's collar for identification no matter where your pet goes. Don't miss all of our , too, including everything you need to attach your ID tag to your pet's collar.At Ketchum Mfg., we offer pet ID tags that come in a variety of shapes and sizes to match every pet identification need. If you are shopping for a cat, you will find that our smaller animal ID tags or even our will be the perfect fit for your animal. If it's a dog you're looking to identify, try our larger tags or our specialty and .Visual pet identification, such as a personalized metal collar tag, can help reunite your lost pet when a microchip scanner is unavailable. If a Good Samaritan finds your lost pet, they can assist in your pet's recovery by calling the PETtrac™ Pet Recovery Hotline on the pet's collar ID tag.American Humane encourages all pet owners to take the added security precaution of having their pets microchipped. Microchipping serves as a permanent identification system that will always be with your pet. Nearly all animal shelters across the country routinely scan every animal upon intake for the presence of a microchip. Most veterinary clinics also have microchip scanners.The dangers are real, according to The Humane Society of the United States approximately 6 to 8 million pets enter animal shelters every year. These pets become lost or displaced from natural disasters, accidents, and even theft. What do many of these pets have in common? They have no form of identification.Did you know one in three pets will become lost during their lifetime? That's millions of lost pets every year! Developed by a veterinarian, the AVID Microchip provides lifetime pet identification that helps protect your pet against loss or theft. When registered, the microchip provides a direct link to you through PETtrac, our pet recovery service. PETtrac reunites thousands of lost pets with their owners every week!Don't wait until it's too late. Many shelters have limited resources and can only house new arrivals for a short period of time. These facilities receive hundreds of lost pets each week and have to make hard decisions when pets have no form of identification. Shelters do their best to locate owners, but if your pet has no form of identification, there's not much they can do. Discuss the AVID Microchip with your veterinarian today, it could save a life!