The Invention of the Microchip for Dogs
One of the main concerns that owners have about having canine pets is losing them. Hence, to address the issue, scientists have found a way to give animals, such as dogs, cats, livestock, and even those from the wild, a form of identification that will not fall off if they run around too much.
Such an invention is integrated into a permanent radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip, which is the size of a cooked grain of rice. It is enclosed in a special type of glass that is compatible with any breed of canine, making sure that when implanted under the skin, the pet's tissues will not be infected or have any allergic reaction to it.
The chip's identification number is then stored in the transponder, which can be read by a special device that emits low-frequency radio waves. The signals will then be picked up by a tiny antenna in the unit, which can give out a unique combination of numbers that should identify the name and contact information of the creatures' owners. Today, more than one million pets in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, and other parts of the world are tagged using this technology. As a result, more and more four-legged friends are reunited with their respective families.