Microchipping your pet
Microchip Your Pet and If They Ever Get Lost... They May Get Home Again
Microchipping your pet is the most important thing you can possibly do for your loved one. Even, if they are homebound and rarely leave the yard, he could get out one day by mistake. The statistics are pretty clear that missing pets will rarely, ever make it home.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have or will be getting your pet microchipped it is important to register the chip and keep the information updated.The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, including 53 animal shelters across the U.S., confirmed the high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their families, and the importance of microchip registration. From the study:
The following is provided by HomeAgain.
Here are some common questions and misconceptions about pet microchips.
Q: Will it hurt my pet when he gets the microchip implanted?
Q: Will a microchip tell me my pet’s location?
Q: Why does my pet need a microchip when he already wears a collar with tags?
Q: How much does it cost to microchip my pet?
Q: Isn’t microchipping only for dogs?
Q: Can anyone with a scanner access my contact information from the chip?
Q: How many times do I need to microchip my pet?
Q: My pet has a microchip. Is that all I need to protect him if he gets lost?