Yes. Several manufacturers make chips and there is not yet full agreement between them to allow reading of each other’s chips. Also, different manufacturers and their agents operate separate search databases.
WPR is operating one Internet database for all chip types and is not tied to any one manufacturer. Authorised animal rescue centers, government organisations and veterinarians can access the database free of charge to identify found pets or pets entering a country.
We strongly recommend chips with the newer 15 digit number code. Major chip manufacturers are moving towards this as the universal standard although other types may be available in your area. We are encouraging use of universal scanners in animal facilities to cope with the numerous number formats currently possible, but the 15 digit numeric code is likely to be the most useful in future.