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.

google maps dog gps Google Dog meet Google Cat: Gps pet trackingPet 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.
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Don’t want to GPS chip your dog? There’s always this thrifty alternative…


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…



Photo credit: elekesmagdi