A pet is like a child, requiring constant attention and care. A pet’s curiosity can lead them to wander or roam around, and it is unlikely they will realise they have wandered off in their excitement. In such a situation, your pet should have ID so that they are identifiable as yours.

A microchip serves as your pet’s ID and contains details of their owner as well. Such a chip helps you identify your pet in case of a mix up and is a necessary requirement to travel overseas.


  • Easy application.

  • Requires no power or maintenance.

  • Lifetime protection.

  • Allows for foreign export of your pet.

  • Confirmation and cross-referencing of immunisation records of your pet against those on the chip number.

  • Helps with tracing and identifying your pet at a clinic or at the vet in case they get lost.

safety & SECURITY

Why Should I Get My Pet

Microchips provide safety and identification with zero risk. Such a chip is a permanent proof of ID, which means if your pet is ever lost or misplaced, the vet or the authorities can scan its microchip and find your contact information.

Each microchip has a unique identification number, which can be cross-referenced with the chipmaker’s database and confirm the identity of the pet.

Even better, pet microchips are standardized worldwide. A standard pet microchip is of the 15-digit, non-encrypted, ISO 11784/11785 variety, and is used and accepted worldwide.

You must get your pet microchipped for them to be registered with the Emirate’s municipality, or risk paying a fine.

implantation PROCESS

How is a Pet Microchip Implanted?


Pet microchips are implanted by a veterinarian with the help of a quick injection, just like a routine vaccination.

The implantation of microchips varies from animal to animal. Dogs and cats receive the injection along the dorsal midline which is just between the blades of the shoulder.

  • Existing microchips need to be scanned before implanting a new one. The process takes 10 to 30 seconds. There is no requirement for an anaesthetic. The implantation procedure is swift.

  • The skin of your pet is desensitised through a simple pinch that pulls the skin upwards until taut. The needle is inserted by the professional.

  • Putting in the final pinch, make sure that the microchip stays in place as the needle is withdrawn.

  • The microchip registration forms can be completed with the help of the veterinarian or animal shelter personnel.

  • After the process, it is important to avoid vigorous exercise or activity with your pet for 24 hours for the anti-migration coating on the microchip to bond to your pet’s skin.


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What Is a Pet Microchip?

Just as you have identification, your pet needs proof of ID as well. What proof of ID can they have? The answer is a pet microchip. It serves as their ID and contains details of their vaccinations as well. Such a chip helps you identify your pet in case of a mix up and is a necessary requirement to travel overseas. As such a chip is a radio-frequency identification transponder. It is tiny, requires no power, and only requires a short, one-time implantation procedure for lifetime protection.

How Is a Microchip Implanted?

As a microchip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, the implantation process is easy. It is implanted typically between your pet’s shoulder blades (though this varies from pet to pet), through a syringe like a vaccination is. The process is quick and relatively painless, with no anesthesia required. With a certified veterinarian, the process is quick and painless, with no further maintenance required to ensure its protection.

Why Should I Get My Pet Microchipped?

The benefits of getting your pet microchipped are numerous, with no drawbacks. It serves as permanent proof of ID, because unlike collars and nametags, it is not physically removable. Such a chip contains a 15-digit identification number. If your pet ever gets lost or mixed up, a vet can scan their chip, cross-reference their number with the maker of the chip, and find the pet parent’s contact information. A microchip also contains your pet’s vaccination records, which are necessary to travel overseas.

Does My Pet Need a Microchip to Travel?

In short – Yes. For one, microchips are standardized around the world, and a vast majority of countries list it as a mandatory requirement to import your pet. Even if your destination does not list it as a requirement, the Animal Quarantine and Certification Service in India requires every pet being exported to be microchipped. If your pet isn’t, they will not grant you an export No Objection Certificate (NOC), without which your pet cannot leave the country with you.

Microchips for pets around the globe are standardized. The standard, 15-digit, non-encrypted ISO 11784/11785 are used and accepted worldwide. So yes, your pet needs a microchip to travel. Even if your travels are domestic, an extra safety net for the well-being of your pet is always welcome.

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