Microchipping your pet is the best way to help your pet get home if they are lost or they run away. Even if they have a collar with a tag, it can easily break off or become damaged. A microchip implanted in your pet is a completely safe procedure, and provides identification once your pet is found.
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and is inserted under the pet’s skin on its back. The implantation process only takes a few minutes and will not harm your pet. The chip holds essential information, including the name, address, and contact information. When the microchip is activated, your pet is put in the National Pet Recovery Database. If someone returns your pet to a veterinary hospital, dog shelter, or animal control workplace, they’ll be able to scan the chip and find your information.
Pets of any age can be microchipped, and it is highly recommended. Even if your pet spends most of its time indoors, you never know when that situation could arise where they need to be returned to you. Contact us today to learn more about microchipping your cat or dog and ensure their safe journey home.