A microchip is implanted only once. It is made of biologically neutral materials so it doesn’t get bio-degraded.
Producers add various substances to their microchips which prevent light and bodily fluid from entering into the chip and prevent the chip from moving. What’s more, microchips do not need a source of power, they don’t wear out and don’t need replacements. When visiting a clinic, pet owners should ask the vet to scan it to confirm it still works.
Occasionally, a chip might not be read after some time - but it happens once in 500,000 cases.
It's a myth. Chips are usually covered with an anti-migration cover, which makes them stay in the exact place where they were injected.
It's best to chip a dog when it's at least 6 months old. We don't recommend chipping puppies.
Vets throughout the world use microchips to ID animals. It is a safe process. A microchip is made of neutral bio glass, which means it doesn't cause allergic reactions. Moreover, some microchips are covered with an anti-migration substance. It ensures that the chip will remain exactly where it was injected. Versatile tests and long-term usage have proven that this method of identifying animals is durable and safe.
The integrated circuit of a chip contains ID number only. If your animal gets lost and is brought to a vet or shelter for homeless animals, its ID number will be scanned and checked in SAFE-ANIMAL database. There, contact details assigned to the number will help contact you and make sure your pet returns home. It's vital that the details in the data be kept up to date.
Both cats and dogs need to be chipped. Cats usually don't wear collars so the only identification method for them is a microchip. Recent studies have shown that only 2% of cats without chips made their way back home. However, if a cat is micro chipped, it is twice more likely to return home than a chip-less cat.
Microchip is a miniature transmitter, powered by the energy of electromagnetic field of the reader. Radio wave with a coded number of the chip is sent to the scanner, where it is decoded and displayed as an identification number. Reading distance varies between 5 and 15 cm and depends mostly on the size of antenna. In majority of readers the distance is no greater than 10 cm. Lifespan of such microchip is virtually unlimited.
The microchip (2.21 x 12 mm) is made of an electronic integrated circuit and a coil which serves as an antenna for the microchip. It is wholly coated with bio glass layer, which protects the integrated circuit from potentially damaging organic liquids.
Polymer coating of the microchip additionally prevents unintended migration of the chip. The glass capsule is neutral for the organism, and each microchip is sterile. Injection is made with a disposable or reusable set which consists of a needle with a microchip and an injection syringe.
The microchip has its unique, 15-digit code. The first three digits indicate the producer. In order to systematize and improve the electronic ID program, Poland was given an initial number of 616. However, the directive has not come into force yet.
Animal microchips are not tracking devices. They provide radio identification (RFID) and assign a lifelong ID number to a particular animal.
RFID technology needs no source of power - contrary to GPS. When a reader scans an animal body, the microchip receives a strong enough signal which lets it transmit the ID number from the microchip to the reader. Because microchips have no batteries and have no movable parts, they don't wear out. The don’t need to be replaced and will work throughout the animal's life.
Street wardens, the police and customs services. Shelters for homeless animals are also equipped with readers.
Call our 24/7 SOS Hotline of SAFE-ANIMAL International Database and inform the consultant. You can also e-mail us.
Simply visit www.safe-animal.eu. In the "search" box enter chip number of your pet. If the result is negative, it means you need to register and enter the data yourself.
In this tab the data is verified and saved. After clicking SAVE next to each box you should see a green symbol "V". When a red "X" is displayed, you should go back to a particular tab and correct the data.
The main reason are punctuation marks. Delete full stops, commas and hyphens and SAFE-ANIMAL will save your data without problems.
SAFE-ANIMAL International database does not charge for registering dogs in Poland and in Europetnet in Brussels, where the microchip numbers are sent. A fee of 50 PLN is charged for creating an account. Once the account is created, you can add unlimited number of entries.
The responsibility lies with the pet owner. Upon request, the veterinarian can register the pet for you, but the owner should know where they want to register the number and its related data.
It depends - have local authorities taken steps to finance micro chipping? If so, you can go to practices taking part in the campaign. The vet will perform the procedure free of charge if you show your ID and pet's health certificate. If the city doesn’t participate in such a campaign, you will need to visit a veterinary practice and chip your pet for a fee.
When you complete your animal's profile, do remember to provide an alternative phone number, e.g. to a relative, close friends or a vet. If we can't contact you, we'll get in touch with them. It's important to keep your details up to date.
Sure it does. We are recommended by the most important institutions, municipal offices and vets in Poland. We have been inspected many times and have gained trust of organizations who shared with us the data they collected. Every day we prove our high effectiveness. Our users’ stories about pets we have found confirm our claims. Visit the tab STORIES.
You can register on our website.
If the pet doesn’t have a chip yet, go to your vet and ask them to microchip you pet. Then create your profile on SAFE-ANIMAL and add your pet. Once the pet is registered, you can use other services provided by SAFE-ANIMAL.
No, it doesn't. Animals with microchips of any other manufacturer can be registered in SAFE-ANIMAL International Database.
Definitely. The SAFE-ANIMAL International Database cooperates with EUROPETNET in Brussels and other databases in Europe and throughout the world. This is why we can almost instantly transfer information about lost and found animals. Registering in SAFE-ANIMAL comes with a guarantee of animal safety. It also means the owner met all basic requirements before leaving the country.
There's no need to do it. The International Database is the superior database in Poland. It is a nation-wide register of animals used every day by veterinarians, shelters, foundations, street wardens, kennels and branches of Polish Cynological Association. It is the first place to go to when checking data. The database is registered in EUROPETNET so animals are safe also outside Poland.
Ideally, you should take the dog to the nearest vet. There, a vet will read the microchip number (it will usually be located on the left side of neck or between shoulder blades). Scanning with a reader will let you know if the dog had been micro chipped.