One statistic that shows the importance of having your pets microchipped is that
ONE OUT OF THREE PETS
will go missing. However, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), microchipped dogs are returned to their owner around 52% of the time, while dogs without a microchip are returned 22% of the time. That staggering statistic widens even further when looking at cats. Only about 2% of lost cats are reconnected with their owners if they aren’t microchipped. That number jumps up to nearly 39% for microchipped cats.
Enduring the disappearance of your dog or cat is one of life’s painful mysteries.
Wouldn’t it be reassuring if your pet could be permanently identified for life, even without a collar?
Now it is possible – with a Microchip Identification system. The Microchip system involves inserting a small microchip about the size of a grain of rice under the skin between the shoulder blades of a dog or a cat, in much the same way a vaccine is administered. Simply microchipping your pet isn’t enough. You need to register the microchip and your contact details into a database so your information can be found in the event you are separated from your pet. Each chip is coded with a unique 15-digit code and should be registerd with FreePetChipRegistry.com.
When a lost pet arrives at a facility, a special hand- held scanner, is passed over the animal’s shoulder blades. The scanner can read the identification code of the microchip below the skin surface. The facility can then notify the registered owner or if necessary the veterinarian. Facilities can match your pet’s ID and owner information through a central database maintained 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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Find Microchip Registered information at www.petmicrochiplookup.org
4 TIPS TO PREVENT LOST PETS
We know you love taking your pet on adventures. The only single drawback of having your pet join you is the possibility of them running away or getting loose. Sometimes being outside can bring a whole new set of emotions to your pet. The excitement of new smells and their curiosity can sometimes get the best of them. But not to worry, we gathered a few tips to ease any worry that you may have to help keep your pets safe.