If your pet gets lost, a microchip can help them find their way home.
Is your pet microchipped?
A microchip is a tiny device which contains unique identifying information about a pet. It is approximately the size of a grain of rice and contains a code that corresponds to the contact information of the pet owner. This allows missing cats/dogs to be returned to their rightful home as quickly as possible.
Why should you microchip your pet?
According to PetFinder, over 10 million pets go missing every year, and one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life. If your pet ever goes missing and is recovered, a special microchip scanner can be used by any vet or shelter to find out important information about your pet and get into contact with you as soon as possible for a reunion. In one study, it was found that microchipped pets were 52% more likely to be recovered, as opposed to only 22% of the time for pets without microchips. If you move or change your contact information at any time, make sure to let your microchip company know so they can get the information updated right away.
How is the pet microchipped?
The microchip is inside a needle which is inserted between the shoulder blades, where it cannot be removed or damaged. Once the microchip is in, it is there forever, keeping your pet safe and secure.If your pet ever needs to be identified (for instance, if it has run off and been picked up by the authorities), any vet will be able to find the microchip using a handheld scanner.
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