How Can Microchips Benefit Me and My Dog?

According to HomeAgain’s statistics, 1 in 3 pets will become lost in their lifetime.

Without proper ID, 90% of lost pets never return home.

So what exactly is a microchip, and how does it work?

A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder that carries a unique identification number just for your fur-baby, and is roughly the size of two grains of rice! There’s no battery, no power required, and no moving parts.

The injection is placed under the loose skin between your pet’s shoulder blades and can be done in your vet’s office. The procedure is no more invasive than a quick vaccination!

Check out this helpful video on what that may look like, I promise it’s not too bad!

 

So it’s that simple?

Yes! But with one more very important step; Registering your microchip!

The unique identifier in the chip won’t do you any good unless you register it with a national pet recovery database. You’ll want to use a recovery service that has access to different microchip databases and technology such as HomeAgain.

If your pet’s microchip is not registered, your pet is not protected.

When registering a microchip for your fur-baby, enter all necessary contact details. Consider adding all members of your household with a working cell-phone number! We love a good back-up plan.
You wouldn’t want to miss a call that tells you your furry friend was found!
Remember to keep your contact information with the registry up to date when you move or get a new phone number.

While microchips can’t guide you to your dog’s location, they provide a way for almost any veterinarian or shelter to contact you, if your pup is brought in.

Our clinic is always offering microchips, contact us today for more info!

 

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