Micro-chipping is the best way to help reunite lost pets with their owners. On average, eight to 10 million pets are lost in the United States each year.1 Only a fraction of those pets, about 22 percent, find their way home after they've reached a shelter.2 That is in large part due to a lack of pet identification.
There are different methods of identifying your pet including collar tags and tattoos, but neither provides a complete solution for lost pets. Collars can be lost, and tattoos can be altered, but microchips are permanent.
Not only is micro-chipping permanent, but it's also safe and convenient. As easy to administer as a vaccination, the microchip will lasts your pet's lifetime. In the United States, fewer than five percent of pets are micro-chipped; that small number is due in large part to difficulties in creating a national pet microchip standard. In the United Kingdom, where micro-chipping is a more prevalent pet safety practice, more than 47 percent of lost dogs make it home, compared to the 22 percent in the United States.1
resQTM features a micro-chip that is approximately the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted into a pet using a single-use syringe. Each microchip contains a code that is unique and readable by scanners based on the ISO-standard 134.2 kHz frequency. When a lost pet arrives at a shelter, the resQ serial number can be identified and the pet can be traced back to its owner.
The resQ pet identification system utilizes the technology recommended by most major pet welfare organizations in the United States. resQ represents three advancements in the United States pet identification industry:
resQ uses scanners that read all brands of microchips tested.3
resQ uses ISO (International Organization for Standardization) compliant microchips for companion animals
resQ uses a true, no-cost pet registration database
Contact a veterinarian to find out if the resQ system is right for your pet.
About Pet Microchips
Not all pet microchips are created equal. There are important differences to consider when selecting a microchip.
ResQTM is the first ISO-compliant microchip system for companion animals available at animal shelters and veterinarians' offices in the United States. Using ISO-compliant technology safeguards pets and helps increase the chance that the pet will be reunited should it ever become lost, compared to pets that only wear collar tags.
There are several different pet microchip systems in use today in the United States. They differ according to the frequency of the microchip and whether the microchip is encrypted. Encrypted microchips are not ISO-compliant, and can be read only by a scanner designed to read that specific, encrypted microchip. If a veterinarian or animal shelter does not own that specific scanner, it limits the chance of that microchip being read and the possibility of that pet being reunited with its owner.
Each resQ microchip contains an individual, preprogrammed code that is permanent, unique worldwide, and cannot be altered. ISO is the standard for micro-chipping in Europe.
ResQ microchips are unbreakable, do not require a battery, and are designed to last the pet's lifetime.
Please ask Stacy about your new kittens micro-chip...