Why Microchipping your pet is advisable?

Technology has changed the way that we do everything — including the way that we care for our pets. Microchipping is the process of having a tiny electronic chip inserted into your pet. This chip contains important personal data that can link the pet back to you, ensuring that you can easily reclaim your pet should it become lost.  The microchip is placed underneath the skin between the shoulder blades, using a hypodermic needle to implant the chip.

The chips can be read by special scanners, and then the numbers looked up in an online database. Most veterinarians, shelters, and rescue organizations have these scanners at their location, but they will only be able to find you if your contact information is up to date!

What are the advantages of microchipping?

  • The biggest benefit of investing in a microchip for your dog or cat is that you increase the chances of reuniting with your pet in the event that you become separated. Microchipping increases the likelihood that you will be able to bring your pet back home, because this tiny electronic chip can easily be read by animal care organizations. Once the organization retrieves your contact information, they can get in touch with you and reunite you with your beloved friend.
  • Microchipping also helps protect your pet from being stolen and possibly sold. It is a way to identify your pet as your own in a way that cannot be tampered with by other humans. This keeps your pet safe and also puts your own mind at ease.
  • It is an affordable procedure. This is a small price to pay for the reassurance that your pet can easily be reconnected with you in the event of an emergency.

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