Millions of dogs and cats are lost each year, but that’s about to become a thing of the past, with new GPS animal micro-chipping promising to reunite lost pets with their owners.
Pet microchipping has been popular for decades, but it’s only really useful if your pet is found in the first place. What happens if your pet can’t be found. Or worse yet, has been stolen?
Enter the new TrackrChip — new pet micro-chips contain a GPS locator that can pinpoint the location of your lost pet.
How it works:
- Like standard microchipping, the new GPS chips are about the size of a grain of rice and are injected into the back of the animal’s neck. It feels the same as getting a standard shot and most pets don’t seem to mind the procedure.
- GPS Microchips are designed to last for the life of the pet. They do not need to be charged or replaced. An advanced microbattery actually uses the body heat of the dog to recharge itself.
- An added feature on higher end models uses an inbuilt motion sensor to tell you if your dog is getting enough exercise.
- Furthermore, the chips can also store your pet’s medical information, so you can keep track of immunizations and medication.
Early variants of the technology embedded the chip into collars, but these were known to fall off, become damaged, or even be removed. The new microchip finds a way around these problems.
So, next time Spot goes walkabout, just fire up Google Maps and track him down.
So, will you install a tracking chip in your beloved pet?
Let us know what you think…
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