Microchipping and Pet Linkt Tags

Your pet’s security is your top priority and for us at Elinkt; and we hope this article helps you take a couple of measures to ensure their protection. Our team at Elinkt put together this article to help answers some questions we often get asked. In this article we also describe the benefits in having your pet microchipped and wearing a Pet Linkt tag.

Three questions we are asked:

Q: Does the Pet Linkt tag replace the pet microchip?
A: Definitely no.

Q: My pet is microchipped, why do I need a Pet Linkt tag?
A: The person who found a lost pet won’t know if your pet is microchipped unless the pet is taken to the vet for them to scan using a radio-frequency identification (RFID) device, furthermore; microchips can move and a vet might not be able to locate the microchip.

Q: Can the Pet Linkt tag LIVE track the GPS coordinates to where my dog is?
A: The Pet Linkt tag does not live track GPS coordinates, but can provide the GPS location when the QR code on the tag is scanned. The Pinkt Link tag contains a QR code which is placed at the back of the QR code and when the QR code is scanned you will receive an email notification, we have included a GPS location feature bodied in the email notification sent to you containing the location of where the Pet Linkt tags was scanned. The GPS location will only appear in the email notification if the person scanning the QR code has their ‘Location Services’ turned on.

The scariest news a pet owner can hear is that their dog or cat is lost and pets are considered to be man’s best friend. And they surely are!

Let’s look at the benefits of having your pet microchipped and wearing a Pet Linkt tag.

Microchipping your Pet

If your pet’s collar falls off or gets lost, their pet tags become useless. That’s why microchipping is imperative as a reliable and permanent means of identifying your pet. A microchip is a small capsule about the size of a large grain of rice that is inserted under the skin near the shoulder blades. When scanned with a special device that nearly all veterinary clinics and shelters have, it provides an identification number that can be traced back to the owner through the microchip company. As with the Pet Linkt tags, if your contact information is not kept up-to-date it will make reaching you more difficult.

Let your Pet Wear a Pet Linkt Tag

The Pet Linkt tag is high tech, and is the first identifiable piece on a lost pet. When your pet has a Pet Linkt tag, it is visible and the person who found your lost pet can access immediate information to you, alternative contact and the vet. As we mention in our answer above regarding the GPS location; the Pet Linkt tag does not live track GPS coordinates, but can provide the GPS location when the QR code on the tag is scanned. The Pinkt Link tag contains a QR code which is placed at the back of the Pet Linkt tag and when the QR code is scanned you will receive an email notification. The email notification will include the QR code reference number and the GPS location of where the Pet Linkt tags was scanned. The GPS location will only appear in the email notification if the person scanning the QR code has their ‘Location Services’ turned on.

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