Trusted Solutions for Safeguarding Pets

More and more people are turning to pets for companionship – a trend that has only been reinforced by the isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For pet owners, their animal is part of the family. If it strays from home, or is stolen, the emotional impact is significant.

What’s needed is a simple, cost-effective way for pet owners, civil authorities and pet-care professionals to identify animals that is permanent and easy to use. In today’s connected world, the best way to achieve this is by implanting a tiny electronic tag under the animal’s skin. 

The process is quick and painless, and the tag is accompanied by stickers featuring a unique reference number that identifies the animal. Each tag’s unique ID can be registered on one of the  multiple animal ID databases available around the world, and the stickers can be used in conjunction with other documents, such as vaccination or pedigree certificates and travel documents.

This means that any lost animal can be quickly identified with a chip reader, and the animal’s owners contacted via their database details. A rapid reunification of lost animals and their owners is assured.

Only the best will do

Intrace® products from Avery Dennison Smartrac are state-of-the-art animal ID tags and implantation systems, featuring premium microchips and manufactured to the highest quality standards in Germany.

The idea behind Intrace products is to make animal identification as easy, effortless, stress-free and foolproof as possible. To ensure the same level of convenience and reliability when it comes to reading the information stored in the implanted RFID tags, Avery Dennison Smartrac also offers handheld readers as powerful and cost-effective components of their electronic animal identification systems. 

Intrace tags last a lifetime, and make a great contribution to the owners’ peace of mind. They can not only help reunite lost pets with their legal owners, but they also make it easy for veterinarians to access an animal’s medical history, and improve the traceability of pets in line with government legislation aimed at controlling the spread of infectious diseases.

In a wider context, governments around the world are extending their requirements for pets to be identifiable: over 50% of countries now require pets to be electronically tagged. The UK government, for example, announced in April 2021 proposals for all 10 million cats in the country to be microchipped, to counter the growing black market in stolen cats during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tagging your animal has never been more important.

Trusted Solutions for Safeguarding Pets

Much more than just an ID tag

For pets and other animals, tagging offers peace of mind to owners worried about animals straying or being stolen, and tags are essential for identifying animals that accompany us across borders — for example, to verify legal ownership, or to ensure that a pet has the correct vaccinations required to enter a specific country.

All of this information can be accessed by querying the pet ID database where the animal is registered – and can include details of any special dietary or medication needs that an animal may have. This can be crucial, for example, if an animal that has a specific medical condition becomes lost. The pet-care professional who reads the ID tag to identify the animal and its owner can also access any critical information about the pet’s specific medical or dietary needs – a potentially life-saving intervention.

Complete implantation kits, ready to use 

For animals such as pets, our Intrace Syringe product is a complete, self-contained microchip transponder implanting system that makes pet ID tagging much easier, more animal-friendly and more efficient – offering significant benefits to the animals themselves, pet owners and implant practitioners.

Intrace Cannula is also ready to use, and offers the benefits of sustainability and reduced waste, since the same applicator can be re-used several times. The cannula package contains a needle that already holds the tag, plus the corresponding ID stickers, so only the needle needs to be changed to tag the next animal.

Avery Dennison Smartrac’s Intrace products have been specifically designed to offer high-quality, inexpensive solutions for electronic animal identification in application areas such as tagging domestic pets, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other animals. Manufactured in Germany to international standards ISO 11784 and 11785, each package is sterilized, sealed and marked with an indicator confirming successful sterilization. 

Peace of mind guaranteed

Everything about Intrace products is designed to make the tagging process simple and cost-effective, as well as safe and stress-free for the animal. They are designed to ensure a fast and easy injection, to minimize the animal’s stress. The needles are of the same quality as those used in human healthcare, and Intrace products are ethylene oxide gas-sterilized to be germ-free for a minimum duration of five years after production.

The system is available with different sizes of tag for use with very small to large animals -- three different sizes for the Cannula product, and four for the Syringe product. The tags are made from biocompatible glass and manufactured in Germany with 100% quality control. The high-quality tag containing the microchip is delivered with a Parylene coating -- an anti-migration treatment that stabilizes the position of the tag under the animal’s skin, to ensure that the microchip remains in the initial position and is readable for the entire lifetime of the animal.

So, what does that mean in practice?

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Animal identification made easy with our readers

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