A microchip, it’s a good idea!
The dreadful thought of losing your four-legged companion is the reason why more and more pet owners are choosing to microchip their animals. A microchip will increase your pet’s chances of being returned to you if he gets lost. These devices have aided in the reunion of a large number of pets and their owners and they play an important role when it comes to protecting your pet.
What is a microchip and how does it work?
A microchip is an identifying integrated circuit that is implanted under the skin, generally around the base of the neck. The simple procedure can be done during your dog’s or cat’s annual visit for vaccinations and a health exam or, you can also come specifically for the implantation. The procedure does not require anesthesia and is no more painful than a vaccine injection.
A microchip contains your contact information so if your pet is lost and is brought to a veterinary clinic, an animal shelter or is picked up by the dog catcher, they can scan him for a microchip.
- The installation is simple, virtually painless and good for the life of your pet.
- Chip identification cannot be removed or lost as can be the case with regular identification tags for cats and dogs.
- No one can dispute that you are the owner of the animal.
- Microchips greatly increase the chance of a lost animal being reunited with its owners.
Finding your lost pet is never a guarantee, but if your pet has a microchip, it is much more likely that you will be reunited.