Is your pet microchipped?
A microchip is a tiny device that contains unique identifying information about a pet. It’s the size of a grain of rice and has a code linked to the pet owner’s contact information. This allows missing cats/dogs to be returned to their owners as soon as possible by allowing them to be reunited with their families.
Why should you microchip your pet?
According to PetFinder, 10 million pets go missing each year, and one in three pets will be lost at some time. Suppose your pet goes missing and is found. In that case, any veterinarian or shelter can use a specific microchip scanner to obtain critical information about your pet as soon as possible so you can reconnect with them. One study determined that microchipped pets were 52 percent more likely to be recovered than ones without chips. If you move or update your contact information at any time, notify your microchip firm so they can correct their records right away.
How is the pet microchipped?
The microchip is implanted in a needle inserted between the shoulder blades, making it impossible to remove. The microchip lasts forever once it is implanted, keeping your pet safe and secure. Any veterinarian will be able to use a handheld scanner to identify your pet if it strays away and is picked up by authorities.