Modified: November 20, 2022

Can We Track the Whereabouts of Our Dog Using a Passive Microchip?

As a pet owner, losing your dog is one of the worst situations you can go through, and if you can’t track them via GPS, you might wonder if a microchip can do the trick.

Pet Owners Were Worried about Their Dogs

According to recent news, several dogs went missing, and owners were able to track them due to pet microchips.

After being dog-knapped in Florida, Zeus’ family would locate the Yorkshire Terrier in Michigan. Other families shared similar stories, one of them having found their Siberian husky in Illinois sometime after it went missing in Nebraska, and it was all because the pets had a microchip.

All of the previously mentioned pets had something in common: their owners all hired a microchip company to install one of these minute devices on them.

Even though pet microchips are not the same as GPS trackers, each lost dog went back to its owner due to them. Hooray!

A Pet’s Microchip Could Save Your Lost Pet

A tiny pet’s microchip was what saved several dogs all around the United States, and it could make all the difference in the world if you ever lose yours and don’t have GPS tracking.

Many pet owners are now calling their vet to install radio frequency identification in their pets (a microchip), and also making sure their dogs have an ID tag with the exact location of their families.

The small microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and it’s also called an RFID device. It includes a unique ID number.

If you want to find your lost dogs, there’s another factor you should keep in mind. The previously mentioned animals were tracked because they ended up in hospitals with a vet who knew what to do with the chip the animals had.

A Microchip Is Not a GPS Tracker

Since a microchip is not a pet tracker and it doesn’t work like a GPS tracking device, it requires your pet to end up in an animal shelter or any other place where experts can use a scanning device to locate the microchip itself.

Microchips are between your pet’s shoulder blades, and they work similarly to an ID tag. Just like tags have your contact information, the chip is approximately the size of a rice grain, it’s on the loose skin between the shoulders of your dog.

At the same time, microchips have a unique number that helps experts in animal shelters find the furry animals’ owners, which is convenient if the pets were stolen.

If you want to know your pet’s location, going with other more accurate alternatives might be the best idea. However, installing a microchip can also be a convenient option, and you should always try to know the current location of your furry companion.

Lost Pet Owners Might not Know What to Do

Losing your pet is one of the worst situations your family can go through. They’re an essential part of your life, and if no one is calling you, you might be very scared. However, if they get scanned, they might be able to go back to you thanks to the technology of these microchips.

Adding your phone number and contact information to the tag of your dog is one of the most crucial steps of taking care of them, regardless of whether or not they have a microchip.

If your dog gets lost and you think it happened in your local area, try to track your pet by hanging signs near your home.

Go to any nearby shelter you find, and once you find them, talk to your trusted veterinarian to explore your options. Microchipping them is always a top alternative to consider, especially once you’ve learned that experts can use a scanner to find them.

Hiring Legal Help Could Be the Solution

In some cases, a dog doesn’t get lost – people steal them and throw away their collar. A common misconception that many people have is that microchipping your dog is unimportant or that it might not help you if you don’t know where they are.

The previously mentioned stories show how this is not true because their families found them due to the microchips. Some dogs were in a shelter and others were in clinics, but they all went back to their loved ones.

Microchips might not function the same way as other types of devices, but if vets or other experts find your pet, they can use a scanner on them and identify radio waves to later find you. If your information is still in their collar, your furry friend might come back to you soon, which is why microchipping them is essential.

Cats can also be microchipped, so make sure you talk with your vet and ask them if this is an available option for your furry friend.

Even so, if you want to pursue legal action, you must contact a top attorney in the area and talk to them about your case.

A Lawyer Can Offer the Guidance You Need

Losing your pet is an immensely awful situation to go through, and if someone is responsible for it, you’re entitled to get compensation for the suffering you went through.

A top-notch lawyer can guide you through the legal process and guarantee that if someone intentionally takes your pet, they pay for it.

Ehline Law Firm Can Help People

If you’re looking for a specialized law firm to help you, Ehline Law dog bite lawyers might be the ideal team to hire, particularly if you want experts to passionately defend your case, even when it comes to your pet!

Top Notch American Injury Lawyer, Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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