Story Category: Pets

What if your dog or cat slips out of the door at night and you cant find it? What do you do? Especially if your pets don’t have proper identification?

Microchipping your Pets

A collar with an ID tag is important, the trouble is, collars sometimes come off. When you consider the fact that some animal shelters only retain dogs and cats for seven days, you need to ensure that your pets are properly identified. That is where the microchip comes in. The microchip is the best way to identify a lost pet. It helps ensure that your lost dog or cat finds its way back home.

The Microchip Procedure

Microchip technology has become so popular that most animal clinics and shelters can scan a cat or dog for microchip identification.

If you opt for the microchip, you need to know that it is a painless procedure for your pet. Your vet will insert a tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice directly under your pet’s skin using a hypodermic needle. The microchip is usually placed behind the neck.

The microchip contains a digital number that is listed on a national microchip database. That information will provide the clinic or shelter with your contact information. When your pet is lost then found, a vet or animal shelter can use a scanner to retrieve the microchip information.

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