Tattoo vs Microchip?
Tattoos are well known for fading overtime and the small numbers and letters that make up a tattoo can become difficult to read. With this knowledge we know that a microchip is the most reliable source of permanent identification. Learn more about microchipping!
What is a microchip?
A microchip is an electronic chip that is about the same size as a grain of rice. They will last a lifetime and work world wide. The microchip has a unique identification number that is activated by a scanner that most veterinarians and shelters carry. When the scanner detects the microchip it will display the unique number. This number can then be entered into a database and be linked to your up-to-date contact information. Microchips can be done at the time of an appointment.
What is an ear Tattoo?
These tattoos are placed in your pets right ear and are a series of numbers and letters that are specific to location and year in BC. Your information will need to be kept up-to-date at this location or registered at the BC Pet Registry for a fee. Tattoos are only done while a pet is anesthetized.