The pet microchip – so much more than just an ID tag!

A microchip is a small, identification implant that is inserted under the skin of cats and dogs, which can be scanned by a vet to identify them if they’re found away from home. Microchips are one of the best forms of pet identification, as they cannot get lost in the way that a collar and tag can.

Microchips can be so much more than just a form of identification though, and SureFlap grasped the opportunity to use them in a whole new way. SureFlap developed a range of microchip pet products that use microchips like unique keys that can be programmed to the products so only registered pets can use them.

SureFlap’s microchip pet door range keeps unwanted animals out of the home by only permitting access to resident pets. This transforms the home into a secure environment, free from intruder animals. If intruder animals are allowed to enter the home, it can cause a lot of stress to resident pets. Many pets feel much more relaxed with a SureFlap pet door is in place, as it gives them sole access to their food, water and favourite sleeping spots, without the fear of these resources being used by animals outside of their social group.

SureFlap have also developed the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder, this time using microchip reading technology to keep a cat’s food separate from other pets in the home. Maybe you have a cat on a prescription diet, or a dog that steals your cat’s food – whatever the case, the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder will only open for the right cat’s microchip. This ensures that greedy pets can’t overeat, underweight pets have access to all their food and unwell cats can only eat their prescription food. Also, as the feeder has a lid that closes onto a sealed bowl, flies are kept at bay and unpleasant food smells are reduced.

All of SureFlap’s microchip pet products can store up to 32 pets, and they can be used with a SureFlap RFID collar tag if your pet is not microchipped.