Where to get unique ID-number?

If your pet has been identified with transponder (microchip), please enter a unique number - 15-digit code that is printed on a sticker from the transponder (microchip) package or is displayed on the scanner while reading. If your pet has not been identified with transponder please click No transponder (microchip) and the system will generate a unique ID-number.

What means of animals identification exist?

There are several means of animal identification such as, visual - ear tag, tattoo, token; electronic - transponder (microchip) and mixed variations.

Which method of identification is the most reliable?

Identification with transponder (microchip) is the most reliable and modern method because it is implanted once and remains the whole life of the animal.

What is microchipping?

Microchipping is a simple, painless, and reliable identification method for cats, dogs, ferrets, rodents, horses, exotic animals, birds and fish. A transponder (microchip) with a unique ID number is implanted under the skin and stays with the animal throughout its life.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure takes less than two minutes and is absolutely painless. The process reminds an usual injection. The veterinarian injects a chip under the skin with a hollow needle.

What information does a transponder (microchip) have?

The transponder is a small capsule made from sterile hypoallergenic bioglass which contains a microchip. The microchip does not contain any information about the owner or pet, it contains only a 15-digit unique number.

How long does a microchip work?

Since the microchip doesn’t have a built-in battery (batteries) and moving parts, there are no restrictions on shelf life and it provides lifetime electronic identification.

Are there any conditions under which the microchip can be unreadable?

During MRI procedure to identified with a microchip animal coil of the chip may be demagnetized and will be unreadable to the appropriate scanner.

What are the types of transponders?

There are transponders (microchips) with different data transmission technology, coding frequency, standard and size. In Europe for unproductive animals standard and most common transponders are FDX-B, frequency 134.2khz and size 2.12 * 12 mm, which needs to conform to ISO 11784 and be tested according to ISO 24631-1. For small breeds sometimes use smaller transponders, usually they are 1.5 * 9 mm. For large productive animals can be used transponders slightly larger, about 3.85 * 23 mm. For these animals often use transponders contained in ear tags or microchips standard HDX.

How is this possible to check whether the transponder code complies with ISO 11784?

The stored in the microchips memory code consists of a combination of 15 digits and allows unique identification of the animal. The structure of the code depends on the manufacturer. An international standard encoding of microchips is ISO 11784. The organization ICAR checks and certifies microchips for compliance with ISO11784 and ISO11785, guided by norm ISO 24631. After certification each manufacturer receives from ICAR unique three-digit code that begins with the digit "9" and must program all microchips according to the following rules: ХХХ 0 YYY ZZZZZZZZ, where:
  • ХХХ - manufacturer code, and when the country has RA - country code (RA - Registration Authority)
  • 0 - character that separates groups of codes (in this place can be used only one of three digits: 0, 1 or 2)
  • YYY - product code; or number of manufacturer in case the country code is used
  • ZZZZZZZZ - individual microchip code

In which cases is allowed to use the country code in the microchip?

Acquainted in detailes with the standards can be found that the use of country code (Code of Ukraine - 804) is possible only if in country exists RA (registration authority), which issues permits for the use of country code and controls that use by different manufacturers meet ISO 11784 in the country for which he is responsible.If there is no such authority in the country, then the microchips that are implemented in a country must begin with a manufacturer code.Based on these ISO standards, manufacturers of transponders, claiming that they correspond to the norm ISO 11784 and use early code of Ukraine (as well as Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus) actually this regulation do not meet, because at the moment Ukraine has no legislation on electronic identification and registration of pets and no RA.

Where can I microchip my pet?

Veterinary clinics and veterinarians from dog clubs can microchip your pet . You can find the nearest to you organization that conducts microchipping and registration on the page Contacts.

How much does the microchip procedure cost?

The cost of microchipping in veterinary clinics in various cities depends on the cost of the microchip, clinic services and doctor.

Why do I need to register my pet?

The owner must register his/her pet in the database because the microchip doesn’t contain information about the animal and the owner. When you register the unique ID number l, you attach important information, such as the description of the animal and data about the owner. In the database animal-id.info for pet owners also there are many different convenient services.

How can a microchip number be used to track my pet?

If there is a situation and your pet becomes lost, someone can take it to a nearby veternary or institution with a scanner that can read the number of the transponder (microchip). By entering this number in the database of registered animals you can easily locate the pet’s home and owner.

How much does it cost to register your animal in the database?

In the international database, animal-id.info, registration of transponders (microchips) from all manufacturers is free. Also, it is possible to register an animal that has not been identified with a transponder because the system can generate a unique ID number. A transponder number can later be added to the animal’s profile.

How to register your pet?

Very easily, by following the link

During registration I made a mistake (eg. date of birthday, nickname), what should I do?

On the Contacts page via the feedback form, contact the administrator and specify the data needed to be changed. You will need to provide documents confirming their authenticity.

I changed my phone number, address of residence, etc, what should I do?

On the Contacts page via the feedback form, contact the administrator and enter the transponder number and the data needed to be changed.

I lost my pet, what should I do?

Sign in to your personal account and click Submit to search. Your animal will be placed in the section Found / Lost animals. If someone tries to register your animal or is found by a veterinary or shelter, notification about lost pet will be displayed.

What should I do if I find a lost pet?

Bring the pet to the veternary office or institution where they can scan and check if the the animal has a transponder. If so, contact the database administrator immediately, and we can extract more information. If the animal doesn’t have a transponder, then register the animal in the “Lost/Found” section. Input as much information into the database as possible to facilitate the search of the owner.

Who can register my pet?

Registration can be provided by the animal’s owner, veterinary clinic, animal club, breeding kennel and shelter.