Is it mandatory by law to microchip my pet?2024-05-06T10:27:40+02:00

Microchipping pets is now mandatory in many regions around the world, such as in most EU countries, UK, Australia or some states USA. This is becoming more common worldwide. The specific requirements can vary slightly from country to country. 

Microchipping serves as a means of identification and is relevant for reuniting lost pets with their owners. If you’re unsure about the regulations in your country, contacting your local animal control or veterinary authority can provide you with accurate information.

How does the microchipping process work and is it safe for my pet?2024-05-06T10:37:32+02:00

Inserting the microchip should not cause significant pain to your pet. The procedure, which is usually performed on puppies and kittens during their first visits to the vets, is quick and similar to a vaccination, and most animals tolerate it very well. It is administered under the skin, between the shoulder blades or at the back of the neck, and is done with a sterile needle. Some animals may experience mild temporary discomfort after insertion, but this is typically minor and brief.

How long does a microchip last on my pet?2024-05-06T11:13:47+02:00

Microchips are designed to last the lifetime of the animal to which they are implanted. The information stored on the microchip, such as the unique identification number, remains intact for at least 25 years, well over the average life expectancy for cats and dogs.

What benefits does microchipping have?2024-05-06T11:26:37+02:00

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.
What information is on a pet’s chip?2024-05-06T11:51:12+02:00

The microchip is required by law to contain a unique identification number, which is linked to the pet owner’s contact information and acts as a link to a national or international database where this information is stored for identification purposes at all times and in all circumstances. 

This information is important for reuniting lost pets with their owners. However, it can only be read by standard readers, which are only available to vets, police, rescue centers.

My cat is always in the house. Why do I need to microchip him?2024-05-06T12:06:33+02:00

The microchipping of indoor cats, despite their predominantly indoor lifestyle, is recommended for a number of reasons, even in the case of no outdoor access.

Foremost, unpredictable circumstances, like human error or the accidental opening of a door, can result in an indoor cat escaping from its home. In these cases, a chip provides a reliable means of identification, facilitating a quick reunion if the cat is found outside.

In addition, the microchip provides tangible proof of ownership. Also, it gives cat owners peace of mind that they are taking proactive steps to ensure the welfare of their pet. It is a modest but effective intervention that provides security in the case of potential loss or emergency situations.

How does BeUNO PET differ from any other microchip?2024-05-06T12:19:14+02:00

Traditional microchips are read exclusively with veterinary readers and store only the identification number, which must then be entered into a database to identify them. BeUNO PET stands out from other microchips thanks to its advanced technology and its ability to be read directly with smartphones, simplifying the recovery of lost pets without the need for special scanners. Additionally, its associated app allows users to easily add their contact information, monitor their pet’s temperature, and store crucial data from their mobile devices. Most notably, even those who find a lost pet can access the owner’s contact information without the need to download any additional app, making the reunion process quick and hassle-free for all parties involved.

What information is stored on my pet’s microchip and who has access to it?2024-05-06T12:34:59+02:00

In this mode, you have control over the information shared. You can opt to share your contact details, your veterinarian’s contact information, or keep it private for individuals who locate your pet. Nonetheless, those who find your pet can still share their contact information with you. You will receive a notification allowing you to reach out to them.

What sets our microchip apart from other methods of locating your pets, such as tags and GPS devices?2024-05-06T12:45:54+02:00

Our microchip ensures that your pet can be identified with 100% accuracy anywhere and for extended periods. Unlike regular tags that can fall off, get dirty, or get damaged – not to mention how uncomfortable they can be for our pets – GPS devices face similar issues and rely on battery life. They are also additional devices to the chip that the animals already have to wear, while BeUNO PET integrates this functionality into the chip, thus limiting the owner’s expenses.

I can’t find my question2024-05-06T12:50:42+02:00

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