Microchipping

Every year, an estimated 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen. That is the equivalent of approximately one out of every three pets. The majority of dogs and cats brought to animal shelters are never reunited with their families, but those who have a microchip are much more likely to find their way home. Statistically speaking, it is important for every pet owner to be prepared in case they are ever separated from their best friend.

The microchip implantation procedure is fast and easy. It is no more painful than a routine vaccination and the pet does not have to be sedated. The microchip is implanted between the shoulder blades, because this is a secure and relatively insensitive area. Have you ever seen a mama dog or cat pick up their young by the scruff of their neck? That is a safe and common behavior that is effective because both species have loose skin in this area.

Once the microchip is securely implanted, and your contact information registered in the national database, your pet will never again be without an ID for the rest of their lives. If they are every brought to an animal shelter or veterinarian, the animal care workers will use a special reader to identify the serial number of the microchip. They will plug this number into the database and, voila, they will know exactly what number to call.

You and your pet can experience a happy reunion with the help of their microchip.

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