A microchip provides a permanent form of identification for the animal. It contains a unique identification number that can be scanned by veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and animal control officers. 

In addition, microchips are internationally recognised, making them invaluable (and in most cases mandatory) if you want to travel with your pet.

The implantation of microchips in pets offers numerous benefits for both the animal and its owner:

  1. Locating lost or stolen pets: Microchips increase the chances of finding lost pets, as they contain unique identification information retrievable by veterinarians or pet shops. They can also deter pet theft by revealing the true pet owner.
  2. Security and convenience: Unlike collars, which can be lost or removed, microchips are implanted under the skin, ensuring a permanent form of identification that is difficult to tamper with.
  3. Cost-effective and lifelong: Microchipping is a one-time procedure that lasts a lifetime and requires minimal maintenance and annual check-ups by a veterinarian.
  4. Additional benefits: Some microchip manufacturers are adding additional features to their chips, providing additional functionality beyond basic identification.