One statistic that shows the importance of having your pets microchipped is that
ONE OUT OF THREE PETS
will go missing. However, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), microchipped dogs are returned to their owner around 52% of the time, while dogs without a microchip are returned 22% of the time. That staggering statistic widens even further when looking at cats. Only about 2% of lost cats are reconnected with their owners if they aren’t microchipped. That number jumps up to nearly 39% for microchipped cats.
The veterinarians at Veterinary Medical Center recommend pet identification microchipping. This simple, virtually painless procedure installs a tiny chip the size of a grain of rice under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. Each tiny microchip is encoded with unique information about your pet. This information is entered into a national database. Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips. If your pet is lost, his or her microchip is scanned and the information is used to reunite you and your best friend.
Veterinary Medical Center recommends Microfindr™ microchips to help reunite pets with their families.
Microfindr™ Pet Identification System offers:
Registering your pet’s microchip is easy! Just visit the www.petlink.net website to register your pet’s microchip online. You can visit the AVMA’s website to learn more about some of the most frequently asked questions about microchipping. You can also use the Pet Microchip Lookup web site to find a pet’s owners based on the microchip number, independent of the microchipping company. Please give us a call today to have your pet microchipped.
4 TIPS TO PREVENT LOST PETS
We know you love taking your pet on adventures. The only single drawback of having your pet join you is the possibility of them running away or getting loose. Sometimes being outside can bring a whole new set of emotions to your pet. The excitement of new smells and their curiosity can sometimes get the best of them. But not to worry, we gathered a few tips to ease any worry that you may have to help keep your pets safe.