Why Is It Important to Microchip Your Pet?

Why Is It Important to Microchip Your Pet?


Microchips are one of the best ways to ensure your pet returns safely home in the unfortunate event they become lost.  This small piece of technology provides your pet with a secure and reliable means of identification.  Here are a few FAQ for pet parents.

Microchip FAQ:

Will My Pet Feel the Microchip? 
No, microchips won’t hurt your pet anymore than a routine vaccination.  The microchip implant doesn’t even require anesthetic.  It’s a quick and simple procedure.

Do Microchips Tell Your Pets Location?
Microchips do not work like a GPS.  Instead, they just provide permanent ID for your pet.  When a scanner is passed over your pet, the microchip gets enough power from the scanner to transfer the ID number.

Why Does Your Pet Need a Microchip?
Even if your pet wear a collar with tags, it’s still important to have a microchip.  Collar tags can fall off or become worn and difficult to read.  Microchips provide permanent identification.

Check out this article for more information on microchips and why they are so important for your dog or cat.  You can also contact one of our offices in Brooklyn or on Long Island for information on microchips and how they can benefit your pet.