Have you ever heard of GPS for dogs under the skin? Perhaps you have, but it’s not actually a real device. It indicates two different types of products available for tracking our four-legged friends, but with differences.
GPS for dogs under the skin, does it really exist?
GPS chip under the skin, what exactly is it? There is no such thing as an under-the-crotch GPS, but the term denotes two different tools, both of which are useful for tracking our four-legged friend. There is some confusion about this, but GPS is a useful tool for tracking your friend, but it cannot be implanted under the skin.
GPS trackers and microchips – the difference
GPS for dogs under the skin does not actually exist. GPS trackers cannot be implanted in dogs or other pets and there are no dog microchips that allow GPS tracking. It’s not possible to implant a GPS tracker under a dog’s skin and the microchips that are currently available do not offer GPS tracking. The dog microchip is basically a radio-frequency identification implant that allows the pet to be identified. It’s a small electronic chip, which contains a unique identification number and comes in the size of a grain of rice. It weighs about 0.025 grams and is implanted under your dog’s skin. In practice, microchips are not large enough to contain GPS tracking hardware and only work if a microchipped dog is found and taken to a vet. Veterinarians can both find and take the dog to the vet, who can use a scanner to read the ID of the microchip, which contains the owner’s information. A GPS tracker is attached to the collar and smartphone and allows you to locate your dog in real time so that you can find him immediately if he gets lost.