Help me overclock my cat
August 23, 2005 3:26 PM Subscribe
My cat needs a microchip ID implant in order to enter Japan with me. Japan (and most of the world) uses ISO-standard microchips, but the de-facto standard in the U.S. is incompatible. The main supplier of U.S. pet microchips has gone so far as to sue companies who try to sell world compatible chips to the U.S.
Does anybody know how to get an ISO-standard chip for my cat in the U.S.?
posted by jsonic to Pets & Animals (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One alternative solution is to get the non-standard U.S chip implanted in my cat, and bring a compatible microchip reader with me when entering Japan. The problem is that the chip readers are, of course, expensive. Also, my cat would be incompatible with Japan's system if he gets lost.
Gotta love monopolies.