Microchip your pet today! - CommuniPet South Africa
What is a microchip and how does it work?
A microchip is a small device about the size of a rice grain that is implanted beneath your pet's skin. It is sterile and does not pose a threat to your pet’s health in any way. Each microchip has a unique number and this particular number is linked to the pet’s owner. The owner and pet details are stored on a secure database which assists in the recovery of the pet.
Why is it necessary to microchip and how are pets recovered?
• Microchips are absolutely important in the owner recovery process. If your pet is not microchipped how will your details be retrieved?
• If your pet is stolen the microchip certificate issued by the microchipping company serves as proof of ownership.
• Microchips are required when registering your pets with formal bodies or breed councils e.g. KUSA Registrations
• Microchips are required for export purposes.
What's the difference between a microchip and a GPS?
A microchip is not a GPS or tracking device. You cannot get information on a lost pet's location directly from the microchip. It is only when your lost pet is found, scanned, and searched in an online registry that someone will be able to contact you. This is why it is critical to keep your contact information current in an online microchip registry.
Where can I get my pet microchipped?
You may consult our website (below) to identify an implanter close to you, alternatively contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for our tailored breeder packages.
After your pet is microchipped, it is essential to register online on our website (below). This is a free service. Remember, a microchip is not a GPS; the microchip number must be linked to your contact information
VALUABLE TIPS ON MICROCHIPPING
• Only use microchips that are ICAR recorded and are aligned to international standards.
• Always have your pet scanned before the microchip is implanted to ensure that there is no existing microchip. Similarly ensure the pet is scanned after the microchip is implanted and ensure the microchip number corresponds to the sticker provided by the implanter.
• Only use implanters who have scanner that reads all microchips not only new 15 digit microchips.
• Before you have your pet microchip ensure it is accepted by your registration body/breed council if applicable.
• After the pet is microchipped, immediately register the pet online( website below)
COMMUNIPET MICROCHIPS ARE ALIGNED TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND ARE ACEPTED BY THE KENNEL UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA. OUR SCANNERS READ ALLMICROCHIPS AND OUR PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN TESTED EXTENSIVELY THROUGH SOUTH AFRICA AND INTERNATIONALLY