Both of my dogs are microchipped, I’d have it no other way. Working in animal shelters as long as I have I can attest to the benefit of dogs that are registered and microchipped. A microchip can mean the difference between a dog that is reunited with it’s family or one that may be destroyed in a busy animal shelter.
Please visit your vet and get your dog microchipped today.
Those lost pet posters: They’re unfortunately an all-too-common sight in many neighborhoods. People have offered any amount of money in desperate attempts to find lost cats, dogs, and more. But there’s a better way to keep tabs on pets: microchipping.
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A microchip is a minuscule radio frequency identification tab—just millimeters in length—that’s inserted under a pet’s skin. In this painless procedure, a vet implants the device, linking it to a number that’s unique to the pet. That number, in turn, is part of a database that’s linked to individual pet owner’s information. With a quick yearly scan, vets can make sure that the microchip still works. And, should your pet become lost, any vet can scan for a chip and help reunite them with an owner.
Even with a microchip, your pet should still wear a tag with identification information and rabies number, too. But to learn more about the importance of microchipping, use this graphic.