Getting your dog microchipped has several advantages, and if you haven’t implanted it yet, you should. Although it doesn’t offer real-time tracking like GPS, it helps in the easy identification of your dog. Note that the GPS tracker and microchip functionality process are different.
A microchip is inserted in a dog’s skin or between the shoulder, and it contains information, including ID number and registry contact. This chip, which is small, like the size of a grain, is easy to insert and involves less pain. Additionally, the microchip can last for twenty-five years.
Getting your dog implanted with a microchip improves the finding process simple. It may not be as effective as a GPS tracker, but it enhances the search process. However, you will find various microchips with GPS facilities thanks to the ever-evolving technology. Are you excited to know more? Please continue reading the article as we list the top three microchipped trackers with GPS and their aspects.
Is it possible to implant a GPS tracker into my dog?
The answer is a hard NO – it is not possible to implant a device, which uses GPS technology to track your pet, into your dog at this time. Why? For the same reason such a device is not currently available for humans. We will explore that in more detail below.
If microchips can be implanted, why not a GPS tracker?
This is the most common misconception when it comes to the idea of GPS and implants for our dogs. As a dog owner, it’s very important to understand the difference between the implantable chips that are used for identification of your pet, and GPS trackers, which are another type of technology entirely. Unlike ID chips, GPS tracking devices are used for tracking your dog’s location in real-time rather than providing a simple solution to identify your dog if lost and found.
At the link below you can read all about the differences between implantable RFID technology and GPS trackers for dogs:
There are several reasons why it is not possible to implant a GPS tracker into a dog at this time. Firstly, think of any device you know of that uses GPS technology – for example a smartphone or automotive navigation system. All of these devices contain other important hardware components that must be built into the device to keep it running. For example, a battery, or screen to show you the GPS location information.
Therefore, the two main reasons why these components make it impractical to implant a GPS tracker are explained below.
What Is a Pet Tracker and How Does it Work?
A pet tracker is a device with technology that enables a way to help identify the pet owners contact information should the pet become lost. There are basically three different types of pet tracking technology available. These devices help reunite lost pets with their worried owners should the animal be found.
Some things to consider before choosing a pet tracker include cost of the device and maintenance upkeep if any, how big and cumbersome the tracker would be, area where the pet lives and ease of getting the device and enabling it for use.
It is important to note that microchip implants do not contain GPS tracking technology in real time. However, there are some GPS pet tracking devices that do offer this GPS technology on a limited basis with pros and cons to consider.
What is the cost of GPS chip?
Is there a microchip for dogs with GPS?
Generally, any good quality GPS tracker device from any reputed brand comes in the range of ₹ 3000 – ₹ 5000.
How much does it cost to activate a chip in a dog?