What would you do if your pet got lost?
One of the number one causes of pet death is getting lost! 10 million pets get lost every year. 9 million of these pets are never reunited with their owners. Microchipping pets is a way to give them permanent identification in the event of getting lost from their homes. Microchipping saves lives!
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
Microchips are a means of permanently identifying pets. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
If your pet gets lost and ends up in an animal shelter or a veterinary hospital, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
It is very important to register your pet’s microchip with the company that you purchased it from. This is how your contact information will be retrieved. Also, make sure and call the company to change this information if your address or phone number changes during the life of your pet.
A pet microchip creates a forever bond between you and your pet. This gives your pet the best chance of coming back home to you.