World of Microchips and your pet
Thank you for purchasing the microchip.
We have implanted your pet with a microchip for his/her safety
and to give your pet another way home when lost. The microchip is then
registered on the M4S ID database. You will receive the pink copy of the
registration. Keep the collar tag number and microchip on a card in your
wallet or purse in case of an ownership issue. When traveling in the USA
with your pet it is very important to have the phone number of the database
and your pet’s ID numbers. When you get to your destination, it
is a good idea to call the local animal control, know where they are located,
give them your pet’s description and the phone number of the database:
877-738-4384. Let them know your local phone number. During your pet’s
yearly vaccination, have the chip placement confirmed.
What is the microchip?
A microchip is a small transponder with a smooth glass coating.
It is durable, and is the size of a grain of rice. It carries an ID number
that contains a code that identifies your pet to you, the owner.
How does the microchip work?
A veterinarian implants the microchip under the skin of the animal
right over the shoulder blades. The chip should come to rest in the cavity
between the blades of the animal. There is no guarantee that the chip
will stay in place. In most cases the chip will stay in place, but in
a small amount of cases, ( reason unknown ) the chip can migrate. Microhip4Solutions
Inc. will replace the chip but that is the limit to which Microchip4Solutions
Inc. will hold itself responsible. When a reader or scanner is turned
on and presented in the area of the implant site the scanner picks up
the 10 alpha/numeric or ISO 15 digit code on the display. This is your
pet’s positive ID number and coupled with the stainless collar tag
makes for one of the best tracking systems for your animal.
Where is the database for your pets’ ID number and collar
It is at the headquarters of Microchip4Solutions Inc. Call the
PET RECOVERY TEAM or PRT from any where in North America
TOLL FREE 877-738-4384.
How does the process work?
When your pet is lost and has its collar on, the finder usually
looks at the telephone number on the stainless steel tag and calls the
If your pet is lost without its collar and ends up at an animal control
anywhere in North America, the animal control officer scans the pet for
a microchip. When he or she finds it, they call our database. We then
tell them the owner, and you, as the owner, will get a phone call.
Updating the Database?
It is important to keep your name, address and phone number up
to date with the database. If this information is not current, then your
pet cannot find its way back home to you. Please contact the headquarters
of Microchip4Solutions Inc. at 877-738-4384. In the event you do get our
answering service, please leave the information , with your return phone
number. We do not charge any yearly maintenance or for ownership changes,
we suggest you get a “Bill of Sale“ from the previous owner.
Always ask your Veterinarian for M4S ID Microchips! Do not accept
The International Standard for Microchipping - ISO
After many years of confusion with different
technologies competing for market share, there is at last an agreement
by most manufactures to adopt ISO 11784 and 11785 for all animals. However,
in North America we are still in transition to the ISO only chip.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Why was the ISO standard introduced?
This standard was introduced to ensure that any animal chipped
in any country could be read worldwide. Previously, each country had its
own microchip system, which were often non-compatible with other countries.
The introduction of the new FDX B ISO microchips and scanners should resolve
this problem, but only if everyone in the industry upgrades their readers.
What microchip do I need to register
with the Canadian Kennel Club?
As of August 1, 2005 you will need an NCAC approved FDX B ISO
microchip to register with the CKC. M4S ID has NCAC approved FDX B ISO
microchips and will sell them individually as needed.
What microchip do I need if I am travelling
with my pet?
Please contact the embassy of the country you are going to and
verify which microchip they require for entry to their country.
Will my scanner read the new chips?
Yes, the M4S ID scanner reads both. The majority of scanners
in Canada purchased in the last thirty six (36) months can read both.
Any existing FDX A only scanners should be replaced and any scanners supplied
should be FDX A/FDX B ISO compatible.
Will I have to re-chip animals that
have the FDX A style chips implanted?
No. Most ISO scanners manufactured will still read FDX A chips
as well as the new FDX B.
"M4S ID distributes FDX A (FECAVA) and we have met all requirements
set out by the NCAC Review process for our FDX B ISO microchip."
You should call your reader supplier to find out if your model will read
FDX B ISO. If not, we suggest that you upgrade your model to an ISO compatible