Microchipping Your Pet
Up to 8 million animals end up in shelters every year. Unfortunately, only 15-20% of dogs and less than 2% of cats are ever reclaimed by their owners. One of the ways to increase the chances of finding your lost pet is by having it microchipped with your information. When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, one of the first things they do is scan the animal for a microchip.
When microchipping, A needle is used to place a little chip under the animal’s skin. That chip has a unique number on it that can be picked up and read by a scanner. Is it painful to your pet? It hurts about as much as having blood drawn – there’s a pinch. However, many animals do not even flinch when it happens.
What is a Microchip?
A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. It is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radio waves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen.
Microchip your pet and increase the chances of finding your lost furry friend today! It certainly offers pet owners the security and peace of mind that comes from the only permanent pet identification technology and a safe and secure way to happily reunite you and your pet.