Pulsing Over Microchips: Interference or Peace of Mind?

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Microchips are becoming more common for animals of all types, especially when it comes to safety while traveling. Owners even microchip smaller pets now so that they can be identified if lost or stolen. Many owners microchip their horses to verify their ID, and some show organizations require microchips to participate.

This popularity sparks questions about whether microchips contraindicate the use of PEMF. We know that PEMF can interfere with the functionality of car keys, cellphones, and credit cards. So, is it safe to pulse animals who are microchipped? 

The short answer is yes! You can pulse microchipped animals without causing any issues to the microchips or your equipment. 

The Tech Behind It All

Veterinarians usually inject microchips under the animal’s skin using a hypodermic needle. It’s a quick and easy procedure that requires no anesthesia and provides peace of mind to owners about identifying or locating their pets. Some higher tech microchips used in research can even transmit information about the animal’s body temperature.

When it comes to interference with PEMF, functionality distinguishes microchips from other types of tech. For example, identification microchips do not have batteries. Instead, they function as transponders using radio waves from a scanner to relay information when triggered by a few specific frequencies.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “The frequency of a microchip actually refers to the frequency of the radio wave given off by the scanner that activates and reads [it].”

Microchips and PEMF

Pulse PEMF machines emit an Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) magnetic field. Devices between 0-3000 Hz reside on the lowest part of the electromagnetic spectrum in the frequency range. Meanwhile, radio waves have the longest wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum and exist in the hundreds of kiloHertz. Because of this key difference, PEMF will not interfere with microchips at all!

So, while you should still remember to empty your pockets before sitting down on the Chair Pad, you can pulse your microchipped friends with confidence! Combine PEMF and microchipping for peace of mind that covers your pet’s safety and their general wellness.

 

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