Is Micro Chipping Your Pet Worth It?

Is Micro Chipping Your Pet Worth It?

What is Pet Micro Chipping?

Pet micro chipping is a process of implanting a micro chip (a tiny device) into your pet for identification. The microchip, when viewed under a scanner, emits a radio frequency that shows a unique identification number which you can attach your personal contact information to – your name, address, phone number and email. A pet micro chip gives your pet the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they ever become lost or stolen.

What Does A Pet Micro Chip Look Like

Pet micro chip implants are called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. They are tiny, roughly the size of a large grain of rice (12mm). A bio-glass sleeve protects the electronic components, which is completely safe for both pets and humans.

The Pet Micro Chipping Process

Pet micro chipping in Malaysia is a quick and relatively painless procedure that doesn’t require any sedation. The process is similar to an injection and installing a chip takes only a few seconds. A veterinarian simply injects a micro chip for pets beneath the surface of a dog or cat’s skin between the shoulder blades. Your pet shouldn’t feel more than a slight pinch so you don’t have to worry about them being sore or having lingering pain from the procedure. Upon completion of the procedure, a scan is made to ensure the chip is functioning properly.

How Pet Micro Chipping Works

A pet micro chip is a permanent ID for your pet, and the scanner picks it up when it is passed over your pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that powers the microchip so that it can transmit its unique code and identify a cat or dog. A pet micro chip can last the lifetime of your pet.

What are the benefits of micro chipping your pet?
  • Higher chance of your pet getting identified if it gets lost
  • Pet micro chips can last as long as 25 years
  • Easy painless procedure
  • It can be used to prove ownership for stolen pets
  • Micro chipping your pet can be done right at the veterinary
  • Pets with micro chips are more likely to be returned to their owners

Cost of Pet Micro Chipping in Malaysia

The cost of pet micro chipping in Malaysia can range between RM20 and RM30 with most Malaysian veterinarians qualified to perform the procedure.

When To Micro Chip Your Pet

Micro chipping your puppy should wait until he or she is at least seven or eight weeks old. For kittens, they can be micro chipped once they are five weeks old.

Is micro chipping your pet worth it? Getting a pet micro chipped in Malaysia is quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive, and the benefits usually outweigh the risks. Still, it is a personal decision, so you should take the time to think about it before taking your pet to the vet.

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