How resQ® Pet Identification System Works
It’s important for pets to wear a collar with identification tags in case they are unexpectedly separated from you. However, collars can easily be misplaced or fall off, so how can you ensure your pet can be identified if they go missing? Consider resQ®.
A resQ® microchip is about the size of a grain of rice that is enclosed in a tiny, extremely durable cylinder. It is implanted beneath a pet’s skin in a single, simple injection – just like a vaccine. The microchip has a code that is unique to your pet, the way your social security number is unique to you.
There is no battery in the chip and it is designed to last for the life of your pet. There is no maintenance required for the microchip itself, but it is important that you keep your information up-to-date in the resQ® database.
When a pet is found and scanned, the unique code can be traced back to you through your registration at www.petlink.net, allowing you and your pet to be happily reunited as quickly as possible.
The resQ® Pet Identification System utilizes the ISO technology recommended by most major pet welfare and veterinary organizations in the United States and overseas, so you can feel confident traveling with your pet.
Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
Losing a lost pet can be devastating. That’s why when it comes to the welfare of your pet, you should consider resQ® as an important part of their overall care program along with dental exams, vaccinations and the monthly, year-round, prevention of ticks, fleas, and heartworm.
- No surgery is required and resQ® chips are well-tolerated by pets
- resQ® provides online tools to notify our large community of pet owners and animal professionals immediately when a pet is lost to help you look for your missing pet
- resQ® is like an insurance policy for your pet because, unlike collars, it never comes off or gets lost – and it works all over the world
- Approximately 8 to 12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year and approximately five to nine million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats)
- Less than 2 percent of cats and only 15 to 20 percent of dogs are returned to their owners. Most of these are identified with tags, tattoos or microchips
- If your pet is on medication or has a serious medical condition (for example: epilepsy or diabetes), it is important to find your pet as fast as possible so that it can get its medication
- When you move to a new address, during the hubbub of holidays, or when pets visit an unfamiliar location, they tend to get disoriented or scared-they may leave home and not know how to get back
- Microchips can be an integral part of an emergency plan; for example, if there is a house fire, a flood or some other natural disaster it is easy for your pets to get separated from you
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