We highly recommend Jiobit for peace of mind, even if your pet is already microchipped. Microchip implants and location trackers offer different outcomes in the event of a lost pet.
Microchips are tiny identification devices with a unique registration number. In the event of a lost or wandering pet, the pet can be brought into a shelter, veterinary clinic, or animal control agency to be scanned for its owner’s contact information.
Microchips require a quick procedure to insert a device the size of a grain of rice between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip must be registered, and the scanner has to be capable of detecting it. Microchips do not provide location data, and must be updated with current home address or contact information.
Location Trackers (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Cellular and GPS)
Unlike traditional GPS trackers, Jiobit’s patented Progressive Beaconing technology sets us apart from other tracking devices. Using a unique combination of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular, your pet can be located anywhere in the U.S, regardless of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. When the device is attached to your pet’s collar or harness, the Jiobit app allows a concerned pet owner to check up on their location at any time, at any distance.
Microchip or Location Tracker?
While it's a smart idea to microchip your pet, and even required in many states, it will not provide your pet's location when you need it the most. With the use of both a pet GPS tracker and a microchip, you are able to proactively monitor your pet's location while also providing an easy way to contact you in case your pet takes off on a solo adventure.