Microchipping offers you as the pet owner the only truly permanent method of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you. In a recent study of U.S. animal shelters, the chances for reuniting a stray pet with its owner increased by 31% for dogs and 37% for cats. If you want to improve your pet’s chances of getting home in a lost-pet emergency, microchipping is your best option.
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Why Microchip Your Pet?
Pets Alive offers a microchip package that includes registration with Found Animals.
Frequently Asked Questions
My dog always has a collar and tags. Why do I need to microchip him?
Collars and tags may be removed or get lost, and tattooing can become illegible over time. Microchipping is the only truly permanent method of identifying your cat or dog.
I have a cat – should I microchip her?
Cats are naturally curious and unpredictable. In the event that they are drawn away from the safety of their home, you need to give them the best chance of getting home safely. A microchip is your cat’s best chance of getting home.
Does microchipping hurt the animal?
Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically implanted just beneath the skin between the shoulder blades by a veterinarian or trained member of an animal welfare organization. The process is similar to a vaccination, and most animals do not react when the microchip is implanted. Once implanted, the microchip remains just beneath the skin for the rest of the animal’s lifetime as a permanent form of identification.