National Pet ID Week


It’s so important that our pets are easily identifiable.  According to the American Humane Association, over 10 million dogs and cats are lost every year.

Does your pet have a microchip?

In the unfortunate event your cat or dog finds their way out of your home, microchips improve their chances of returning safely back home.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a a small chip that is implanted under your pet’s skin.  Don’t worry- the microchip doesn’t hurt your pet!  This microchip provides a permanent ID for your pet. Unlike collar tags that can become loose and fall off, microchips will always serve as a means of identifying your pet.  If your pet is found the chip will be scanned and provide your name, address and phone number to the vet clinic or animal shelter that has your pet.

Once your pet is microchipped – you’re all set!  Microchips are designed to last the lifetime of your pet.  However, pet parents can check to make sure the microchip is working by asking for a scan during your annual checkups.

Always keep your microchip information up-to-date.  
Microchip contact information is stored in a database.  National Pet ID Week is the perfect time to check your contact information and make sure that it is up-to-date.

Protecting your pet with a microchip can help prevent heartbreak.  Interested in learning more about microchips?  Schedule an appointment at one of our practices.  We are here to answer any questions you have about microchipping and your pets’ health.

The Cat Hospital

5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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