Protecting Your Pet

Have you recently
added, or are considering adding a new furry friend to your family? If so then
you will want to take the proper and necessary steps to help ensure their
safety just like any other family member. Even with the best precautions
accidents can happen. A possibility exists that your furry friend could make an
escape. If they have their collar on then you stand a great chance of getting
them back. But what if the collar comes off?
Thanks to technology
you can help to further increase the chance of a happy reunion, this can be
done through the utilization of an identification microchip. These devices are
basically tiny transponders that are roughly the size of a grain of rice. These
chips are implanted under your pet’s skin by your veterinarian or often times
by the shelter if you got your pet from there.
The microchip is
read by a handheld RF scanner, and the information it will relay when read
includes a registration number and phone number. The chip is generally
implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades using a needle. During the
next 24 hrs. after placement, the pet’s skin will bond with the chip keeping it
in place. The microchip lifespan is approximately 25 years. Data can also be
updated if you move, simply contact the chip company and give them your new

Help ensure your
furry friend’s safety in case of an accidental separation by keeping their tags
on them and having them microchipped. This will help to ensure a safe and happy
reunion with your furry friend!

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