Latest Microchip Technology

Many pets are microchipped, so if lost they can be scanned and hopefully reunited with their owners. Although there is new technology that allows veterinarians to be able to take a pet’s temperature by scanning the chip!

The normal body temperature for a dog is 101°F to 102.5°F, and for cats it is 99.5°F to 102.5°F. There are some conditions, which can cause a pet’s body temperature to become elevated, and they should be seen immediately.

The two main conditions that a veterinarian is checking for with the microchip temperature is fever or hyperthermia. Fevers are typically caused by an infection or inflammation. Hyperthermia occurs when a pet’s body temperature is higher than normal. It is usually triggered by hot conditions or strenuous exercise. 

Previously, the only way for to take a pet’s temperature was rectally. Not all pets were agreeable to this method. Now, being able to scan a microchip and get a temperature reading will help your veterinarian get a better grasp of your pet’s health!

Written for Blum Animal Hospital by Jackie Sheppard.