No one wants to think about the possibility of their dog or cat wandering off and becoming lost. As unpleasant as that thought is, it unfortunately happens to thousands of pet owners every year. Identification tags can help, but if your pet breaks their collar or loses their tag, then it will be an ineffective means of getting them back. For this reason, we recommend microchipping your pet.
The microchips used to identify pets are about the size of a single grain of rice. This chip gets inserted under your pet’s skin where it can be scanned with a microchip scanner. When the chip is read by the scanner, the shelter or clinic that has found your pet will call the number for the company and read off your pet’s serial number. A database containing all of the registered microchipped pets will be searched to find the pet’s information that matches the serial number collected from the microchip. Owner’s contact information as well as the information of the pet’s veterinarian and a secondary contact are kept in the record so the correct people can be notified if their pet is found.
Losing a friend is one of the hardest experiences anyone could go through. Ask today for information on microchipping and see if this could be right for your pet.