Every year, thousands of pets become lost and never make it home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t even wear a collar or tags. But what would happen if your pet were to get lost? It is much easier than you think. What if your pet becomes frightened during a storm or fireworks, or if they escape or get stolen during travel? What if an emergency occurs and your pet gets lost in the turmoil? A microchip is a safe, reliable form of identification for your pet that can help ensure they would return home.
Microchips do not require surgery to insert and are no more painful than a vaccine. A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!
Microchips help recover 10,000 lost pets each month! Call us today to schedule your pet to receive their microchip before the unthinkable happens.