The most important thing to know about microchipping your pet is that it's your best chance of having them returned to you if they are lost.
- The percentage of lost dogs returned to their owners from shelters are 2.4 times higher for microchipped dogs versus those that are not.
- Microchipped cats are 20 times more likely to be returned to owners!
- Microchips are not GPS trackers. They cannot tell us about the location of your pet. The microchip must be scanned by a vet or a shelter before a connection can be made between you and your pet. Most clinics and shelters scan for lost pets for free.
- Microchips don't contain your personal information. Pet owners must register with the microchip provider and provide their contact information. Remember to update your info if there's a change!
- Microchipping is a safe procedure performed with the quick injection of a very small chip. It is not costly to microchip your pet, and we can do it when you come in for vaccines or other procedures.
- August 15th is National Check the Chip Day, but we can scan your pet's microchip whenever you visit to ensure it's working properly.
We have seen cases firsthand where a microchip has made the difference between a happy reunion and heartbreak. Take advantage of this wonderful technology! If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.