A pet microchip can make the difference between your pet being returned to you and being lost to you forever! Sure, you think you take precautions and your pet has tags that identify his owner, but the fact is that your pet could easily get lost – a loud noise or unfamiliar environment and his tags could fall off or he could run out of the house or yard without his tags. In fact, many of the pets that are lost each year are never recovered!
Once your pet is lost, without the benefit of a pet microchip, the odds of him being returned are quite low – only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats are ever returned to their owners! Even scarier is the fact that millions of pets are euthanized every year because no one know who their owner are.
Having your pet implanted with a pet microchip can insure that you never have to worry about this. The microchip is a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice that is injected under the pets skin. The chip has a code that can be correlated with another code in a national database. This code then brings up the owners information and in some cases, the pets medical history.
If your pet is found or turned into a vet or animal shelter, hospital or humane society, they will scan to see if a pet microchip is present. If it is, the can call the database or look up the code on the computer and your pet can be returned to you! It’s a simple procedure that your vet can do and it gives you so much piece of mind.