For centuries pet owners have adopted the use of the classic Pet ID tag as an insurance policy for (hopefully) finding their precious Fluffy or Bella. Unfortunately, in the time before cell phones, we can only imagine that a distraught family with heartbroken children would sit at home by their rotary phones as they prayed and held on to hope for that golden phone call: for the return of their lost family member and best buddy. I’m sure, even today, families still deal with the same travesty. In my mind, its like backing up your hard drive. You know you should do it, but it’s a hassle, you are busy, and what are the chances that your drive would really crash? And then on one unsuspecting day your drive goes boom and you are left paying the price of mental anguish and depression because of lost, irreplaceable pictures and documents. “I’ll never let that happen again”, right?
So as we evolved, as well as our technology, the microchip revolution began over a decade ago and we began implanting microchips under the skin of our beloved pets. In case you are unfamiliar with this technology, a microchip is a “small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery