Will a microchip tell me my pet’s location?
Pet microchips are not tracking devices and do not work like global positioning devices (GPS). They are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent ID for your pet.
Because they use RFID technology, microchips do not require a power source like a GPS. When a microchip scanner is passed over the pet, the microchip gets enough power from the scanner to transmit the microchip’s ID number. Since there’s no battery and no moving parts, there’s nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.

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1. Will it hurt my pet when he gets the microchip implanted?
2. Will a microchip tell me my pet’s location?
3. Why does my pet need a microchip when he already wears a collar with tags?
4. How much does it cost to microchip my pet?
5. Isn’t microchipping only for dogs?
6. Can anyone with a scanner access my contact information from the chip?
7. How many times do I need to microchip my pet?
8. My pet has a microchip. Is that all I need to protect him if he gets lost?