Why You Should Be Microchipping Your Pets



15th is National Check the Chip Day, meaning it’s time to schedule
your appointment to make sure that your pet’s microchip is still intact. If
your pet doesn’t have one yet, here are some reasons why you should consider
getting one.

Now what exactly is a microchip?

a computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted into
pets. Each one is uniquely coded with the owner’s contact information, so when
scanned you can view the information on it. Implanting the chip is easy and can
be done with a syringe, so it’s no different than your pet getting a vaccine.

Why is microchipping so important?

get lost all the time. In fact, studies have shown that one in three pets will
get lost at least once at some point in their lifetime. Sure your pet has a
collar, but what if the collar falls off while your pet is lost? You then have
no way of your pet being returned to you. Since the microchip is implanted
under your pet’s skin it can’t be lost unintentionally. If your pet is found and
it has a microchip, your contact information is in a national registry and your
pet can be reunited with you no matter how far they managed to wander. Additionally,
if you move or get new contact information, you need to buy a new collar which
doesn’t always happen right away. With a microchip you can easily update your
information in the registry.

So how effective are microchips?

It has been shown that dogs with a chip are 2.5
times more likely to be returned to their owners if lost. With cats that have
microchips, they are
TWENTY times more likely to be returned if lost.
Getting a chip is also generally inexpensive, we charge only $45 for this

Book an appointment to have your pet microchipped here.

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5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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