No you are incorrect.
My vets scanner was not able to detect Ilda's chip which was full duplex ISO compliant chip she got in Europe. Nothing, no reading, zilch.
I found a vet with a universal scanner, also known as a 'Black Scanner' and the chip was immediately and clearly read.
The chips have set frequencies as well as some were encoded (proprietary) thereby blocking scanners from different manufacturers.
We've had a LOT of threads on this topic.
Now, things HAVE gotten better and most chip companies are following the European lead of ISO compliant full duplex chips but that was NOT always the case.
I don't know about home again or their policies so that's why I posted a neutral statement to just check and make sure.
Originally Posted by Rerun
I have several digs chipped with home again. There is no annual fee and only rarely do I get an email about anything from them. Certainly no spamming. The chip works nationwide, the poster who was told the fee makes it work nationwide is not correct. The fee pays for things like lost pet posters and junk like that. You don't register a chip at your local animal control.
And the other poster is misinformed as well. Even if the reader can't actually READ your chip, it will pick up that the chip is there and the company to contact. So all is not lost.
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