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The identification of dogs and cats must be done before three months of age by means of an official veterinarian or collaborator. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted inside the skin of companion animals. Each microchip has a unique code of nine digits and four letters that serves to identify the animal and is associated with the contact information of its family: address, telephone numbers and names.
What is the microchip for? The microchip serves as legal recognition that a pet belongs to a family. If the pet is lost and has a microchip, the chances of being able to identify it and reunite the pet with its home increases significantly. And in the case of theft, it allows you to prove that the animal belongs to you. If you find a lost pet, you can bring them into any vet clinic and the technician will perform a simple and quick scan of the animal using a non-invasive device. This will read the information on the microchip and help to locate the pet’s owner.
IMVA Veterinary Clinic, located in Álava, provides microchipping services.