:shock: NO WAY! That would make wayyy to much sense :wink:bobbyb said:i read an article today in my vets office, not sure the name of the paper, (aug issue) that congress is going to require all id chips have the same frequency so that all will have same scanner or whatever is used to id dog.
Hi Mark, I just want to clarify something because it really confused me when I started looking up info on chips. You are right, the HomeAgain and AVID EuroChip meet ISO 11785 (aka FDX-A). They are still 125 kHz chips and are not the same as the 134.2 Khz ISO (FDX-B) chips used by Europe, Asia and Australia, and recently adopted in Canada.Mark said:I have one international Avid, One US Avid, and one Home Again.
Home Again and the International Avid are both 10 digit identification chips and are ISO 11785 compatible (an international Standard) and acceptable for identifiction when travelling outside of the USA.
The regular US avid is only a 9 digit number and does not meet ISO 11785, is not valid for International Travel (unless you provide your own scanner), and cannot be read by a home again scanner.
The international Avid is available in the USA but it has to be specially ordered. It can be read by Home Again readers.
Why Avid doesn't go to one chip that is compatible, and persists in marketing the US chip in America only baffles me.