The practice of microchipping is widely spread among pet shelters, clinics, breeders, farms, stables, and other organizations which place several animals or more. High technologies help them to identify pets and find their owners which help to avoid expenses on housing, outplacing and euthanasia. Chips are a little bigger than a rice grain in size which makes it possible to inject them under the skin of animals. There are also external chips which can be attached to the pet’s ears or collars to provide identification. Many pet owners microchip their animals as well to make sure that in case the animal is lost, there are more chances to finding it.
Despite microchipping is essential for various types of shelter, private owners frequently doubt the necessity of such a measure. People become anxious when it comes to the implantation as the cases of negative reaction of the animal’s body have been reported. Apparently, a glass chip is a foreign object to the animal body so that it may cause health issues. Sometimes, animals develop tumors or hemorrhages. In some cases, the inserted chip can migrate within the animal body and get lost. When chips are inserted into the wrong parts of the body or the procedure is done by an inexperienced vet specialist, inflammations can emerge.
Considering the opportunity to microchip a pet, private owners shall remember that chips are made for identification of the animal. If the pet is lost, microchips can help only if it is found by these organizations. But if the pet is found by people in the neighborhood, the chips are useless as people cannot scan them anyway. Perhaps, good collars and identification tags which cannot be easily removed by the animal itself work much better for most private owners.