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10/24/11 12:13 PM
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mofit
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how do they work, is it only if they are taken to the vet or shelter? or if they were to go missing do they have a way to track them down like GPS?
11/6/11 9:47 PM
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Not a GPS. But if a stray is found they'll often check to see if it's been chipped.

I've never looked into it (currently don't own a pet), but as I understand it it's basically a little RF ID that sits in it's scuff. When scanned the unique RF ID is read and the information kept in a national database can then be looked up for the information regarding that pet.

Like I said I've never looked into it, so that's my guess. Please double check the info I provided, b/c I could easily be (mistakenly) spreading misinformation
11/16/11 5:37 PM
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sicko - Not a GPS. But if a stray is found they'll often check to see if it's been chipped.

I've never looked into it (currently don't own a pet), but as I understand it it's basically a little RF ID that sits in it's scuff. When scanned the unique RF ID is read and the information kept in a national database can then be looked up for the information regarding that pet.

Like I said I've never looked into it, so that's my guess. Please double check the info I provided, b/c I could easily be (mistakenly) spreading misinformation


in dummy terms: its about the size of a piece of rice and has no outgoing signal. It only reacts when "scanned" by giving off a serial number. much like putting a barcode on the back of its neck

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