Pet owners urged: Get microchips for dogs, cats

THE Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) has encouraged pet owners to have their dogs and cats implanted with microchips for tracking and a convenient journey when going abroad.

DVMF head Dr. Jessica Maribojoc told SunStar Cebu Friday, September 30, 2022, that around 2,000 pets have already been tagged with a radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip since 2013.

Maribojoc said that through this technology, pets that get lost can easily be returned to their owner once the RFID will be scanned.

Interested pet owners will only have to pay P600 for the “perpetual registration” that already includes vaccines, vitamins, and microchip tagging, she added.

“Ang microchip is lifetime identification sa pet nga dili gyud makuha, radio frequency ni siya and then i-embed sa atoang dog,” said Maribojoc.

Before using the RDID microchip, Maribojoc said the DVMF used the method of collar identification of pets but it was not effective since it can be easily detached. (IRT)