Can I find my dog if he is microchipped?

By: Vivian DaviesUpdated: February 10, 2021


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To locate a lost pet using its microchip, enter the pet's chip number into an online universal registry. Then, if your pet is taken to a vet or shelter, they will scan it to see if it's microchipped, at which point they'll be able to access your contact information and notify you of your lost pet's whereabouts.

Also question is, how do I find out my pet's microchip number?

To find your pet's microchip number, first take it to any local veterinarian, animal shelter or animal control. They will scan a pet for free. Make sure they use a “universal” scanner. A universal scanner can scan microchips made by all chip manufacturers.

Also Know, where do they put tracking chips in dogs?

How is it implanted? When you take your pet to your local Vet Practice, they will implant the microchip in the scruff of your pet's neck, in a very quick and simple process. The microchip is very small, about the size of a piece of long grain rice, and only needs to be implanted once in your pet's lifetime.

Do microchips move?

Microchips are inert and don't move themselves. The shoulder blades are thought (!) to keep the chip in place, if placed too high up the neck in the common position used by vets for injections then the microchip can migrate across the shoulder to the leg or chest area.

Can I scan my dog's microchip with my phone?

The Smartphone Microchip Scanner is the next step in microchip scanners, turning any Android or IPhone into a microchip reader/scanner. This multi-frequency case, reads 134.2KHz and 125 KHz frequency ISO microchips. Microchips can even be updated after they are implanted. Available for Android and IPhones.


Can you put a tracking device on a dog?

A GPS tracker will use satellites through a Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate your dog, no matter where in the world he is. You'll most likely attach the GPS to his collar or it will come as part of his collar. But you could attach it anywhere on him that won't bother him; a harness or a pack, for example.

Can a microchip be removed from a dog?

A microchip in dog can be surgically removed but I doubt any vet would do it without reason because 1. It's unnecessarily and put the dog at risk by going under anesthesia. The only sensible way would be to get a vet to do it, and then only for a very good reason.

How can you tell if a microchip is implanted?

As you can see from my x-ray below, any chip implant will be crisp, clear, and very easy to identify. For example, this is an x-ray of my hands. You can clearly see my two transponder chip implants. They are very clear and in sharp contrast to the rest of my tissue and bone.

How can I track my lost dog?

To track a lost dog with a microchip: Visit the microchipping company's website and enter your pet's serial number. If you're not sure about which provider, use a service like Call the vet that injected the chip if you need more information.

Can you change the information on a dog microchip?

You can update your contact details by contacting the pet microchip registry your pet is enrolled with. Visit the company's website for information on updating your pet's record online, or to get the telephone number to call.

What information does a pet microchip contain?

Each microchip contains a registration number and the phone number of the registry for the particular brand of chip. A handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the chip and displays this information. An animal shelter or vet clinic that finds your pet can contact the registry to get your name and phone number.

Can Petsmart check for microchip?

If you find a lost or stray cat, the first thing to do is to take the cat to a vet or any Petsmart with a Banfield inside to have it scanned for a microchip (they will do this free of charge). This is usually a rescue, vet's office, or animal control facility that may have the owner's information.

How do you remove a microchip from a human?

Just pick up any ordinary hammer and give the chip a few swift hard whacks. This will destroy the chip, and leave no evidence that the tag has been tampered with. This method is suitable for destroying the tags in passports, because there will be no proof that you intentionally destroyed the chip.

What does microchip mean in a dog?

A microchip is a small electronic chip, around the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dog's skin and contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner. Every year, thousands of stray dogs are unable to be reunited with their owners because their tag and chip details are not up to date.

How are microchips implanted?

The microchip is implanted between the animal's shoulder blades under the skin with a needle and special syringe. The process is similar to getting a shot (except with a larger needle). Once in place, the microchip can be detected immediately with a handheld device that uses radio waves to read the chip.

How does a microchip in a dog work?

When a microchip scanner is passed over the skin of a microchipped pet, the implanted microchip emits an RF (radio frequency) signal. The scanner reads the microchip's unique ID code. Most animal shelters and veterinary hospitals in the U.S. have global scanners that read pet microchips from most manufacturers.

What are the chances of finding a lost dog?

?What Are The Chances of Finding a Lost Dog After 24 Hours? According to the ASPCA, the odds of finding a stray dog are about 93% within the first 24 hours. These chances drops to about 60% after that. This is based on a nation-wide research including tens of thousands of lost dogs, over the course of multiple years.