The history of animal and pet identification

The history of animal and pet identificaitonIdentification of animals have been used by human being  for hundreds of years. Only the technology keeps changing. However, the goal remains the same, it's about giving the animal identity and assign it to the owner. For many years, people have worked out various marking techniques to identify pets, both external - visual as well as that which is integrally connected with the animal, such as freezing , burning or tattooing. All of these methods turn out to be imperfect and limited by the technology in which they are executed.

Tattoos discolour or fade , there is a lack of correct identification schemes and professionally run registers. This method is mostly used by farmers, but it has more disadvantages than advantages.

Identification with a microchip of dogs and other pets is becoming more and more popular and it should be noted that if made correctly it is the most perfect and least harmful of the previously known methods.

However, it is useless without a proper update schedule and a good database. The existence of a well-organized system of registration harmonized with a properly conducted identification of animals is the success and the guarantee for the maintenance of the main objectives, which is to obtain as quick as possible the identity of the tagged animal.

According to the U.S. Lost Pets Institute survey, only 16% of dogs and 2% of cats that have not been microchipped, and end up in shelters, are returning to the previous owners.

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Unfortunately, still in many countries as a result of euthanasia due to lack of opportunities to find the original owner, more dogs are killed than as a result of illness or accident.