There is no greater fear for a pet owner than losing your dog or cat. The good news is there is a simple, preventive measure you can take to increase the likelihood of reuniting with your beloved pet – microchipping. This Chip Your Pet Month, we're sharing why microchipping your pet is important and how this process has helped many missing animals find their way home. The process is simple. Microchips are tiny computer chips, about the size of a long grain of rice, that are implanted under your pet's skin with a special syringe. Each microchip carries a registration number that links back to your name and contact information, which is added to a pet registry service. Handheld readers can scan your contact information from the chip if your pet is lost and taken to a shelter or veterinarian's office. People who find a pet often bring them to these places first to check for a microchip or for an exam before bringing the animal into their home. Chips are more reliable than collars. Collars are great... Read More
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