Securing Your Furry Friend: Microchipping Your Pet

Securing Your Furry Friend: Microchipping Your Pet

May 10,2024

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Microchipping your pet is a crucial step to ensuring their safety and security. A study of 7,700 stray animals at shelters revealed that microchipped dogs were returned to their owners 52.2% of the time, compared to only 21.9% for dogs without microchips. These statistics underscore the importance of microchipping in reuniting lost pets with their families.

 

But what exactly is a microchip? It's a tiny computer chip, no larger than a grain of rice, implanted under your pet's skin, typically between the shoulder blades. This procedure is similar to a routine vaccination, performed by a veterinarian. Once implanted, the microchip remains dormant until activated by a scanner. When scanned, the chip emits a unique identification number, which is then displayed on the scanner's screen. This number is linked to a database containing your contact information, making it easier for shelters and veterinary clinics to reunite you with your pet if they become lost.

 

One common question pet owners have is about the cost of microchipping. While the price may vary depending on your location, generally, it's an affordable procedure, usually costing less than $100. And the best part? Once implanted, the microchip lasts for the lifetime of your pet, never expiring and always ready to be scanned by any universal scanner.

 

The benefits of microchipping extend beyond just identification. It provides peace of mind, knowing that your pet has a permanent form of identification that cannot be lost or removed. Additionally, microchips are especially crucial for puppies, as they can be microchipped as early as 6 to 8 weeks of age, ensuring their protection from a young age.

 

While microchipping is an essential step, it's important to remember that it should not replace other forms of identification, such as collars and tags. These additional measures act as a backup in case your pet is found by someone without scanning technology. By combining microchipping with collars and tags, you maximize the chances of a swift reunion with your beloved furry friend.

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