Transponders & Implanters
The cornerstone of Datamars’ 24/7/365 pet registry and recovery service
Just for the USA and France, we offer an online platform dedicated to reuniting pet owners and their pets through microchip registration. PetLink provides veterinarians, animal welfare organizations and pet owners a user-friendly online service to register and report animals that have been lost or found. The PetLink registration is often included in the microchip cost for pet owners and covers them for the lifetime of their pet. Users can access PetLink online at any time to update or change their personal information or pet profile.
Visit the Petlink Official Website to learn more about PetLink’s benefits and make sure to follow PetLink on Facebook!
The international online search engine for lost pets
Petmaxx is the international online search engine for pets operated by Datamars that allows pet owners, veterinarians, shelters and whoever is trying to find a lost animal to search the microchip number of the lost animal in over 30 national pet databases throughout the world, containing over 20 million registered companion animals.
As soon as the microchip number has been entered, Petmaxx searches in all connected databases for this number. In only a few seconds you will know where the animal had been registered.
Is the implantation process painful to the animal?
Microchip implantation is to a pet what a flu shot is to us. It’s a momentary prick, no anesthetic or stiches are required!
Can microchips cause health issues in animals?
Companion animal microchips are passive – they have no power supply, battery or moving parts. The microchip contains nothing that will burn, irritate or otherwise harm a pet. Microchips are completely biocompatible. Microchips are proven to be safe and effective.
How can a microchip work if no one can see it?
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data through microchips, that carry electronically stored information about the animal.
To read the info contained in the microchip, it is necessary to use an RFID reader that, positioned near to the animal’s skin, transmits a low-power radio signal through its antenna to the microchip to power wirelessly its integrated circuit and get its data.
Microchip scanning is now standard practice for animal control agencies, shelters and most veterinary clinics in North America, Europe and Australia for all pets that are brought in as lost or stray. Microchip scanning is also gaining momentum in Asia and Africa. Having a microchip for identification significantly increases your pet’s chances of being returned to if he or she is ever lost or stolen.
My dog is never off the leash unless he’s in my yard. Why do I need to microchip him?
Animals are curious by nature, especially dogs. Exploring and chasing are instinctive actions for household pets. They also love to show off their talents as escape artists – digging under or squeezing through fences. It happens all the time! Furthermore, there are many possible “shock situations” in which an animal can run away scared (a car accident, an explosion, a storm, a ringing alarm and so on). In all these cases, a microchip increases the chance that your pet will be returned home.
My pet is an “inside pet”, we would never let him out! Why do I need to microchip him?
A door is mistakenly left open by a child, an elderly parent or an unwitting adult. At worst, disaster strikes unexpectedly, forcing you to abandon a beloved pet during a hurricane, storm or tornado. The fact is, even “inside pets” can be separated from their owners.
If we make sure our pet wears a collar for identification, why would we need to microchip?
A collar can be torn, worn away, chewed through or simply removed. A microchip cannot be removed, falsified or otherwise altered. A microchip registry also keeps your personal information safe and secure; your name, address and phone number are password-protected online.
It’s good practice to ensure that all pets have at least two forms of identification at all times – pet parents should provide both a collar AND a microchip for their beloved pets. Do not forget to register the microchip in a pet recovery national database!