It only takes a moment for your pet to bolt out the door or break away from his leash, and many lost pets never find their way home because they have no form of identification when they get away. Tags on collars are great, but pets often break or lose their collars in their attempt at freedom. Microchipping is a way to ensure your pet can find his way home, with permanent identification always in place. Here is a closer look at how you can use a microchip to keep your pet safe.

What Is a Microchip?

Mcirochipping A microchip is a tiny electronic device that is injected into your pet just below the skin, typically between their shoulder blades. The device is about as big as a grain of rice, but it stores vital information such as your contact information, your veterinarian’s information and a unique 15-digit code that is only registered to your pet. When your pet is lost and someone scans him with a microchip scanner, they can access the contact information that is registered to that microchip and quickly and safely get your pet back to you.

What to Expect at a Microchipping Appointment

If you wish to have your pet microchipped, simply ask about it at your next appointment! The procedure is quick and simple with minimal discomfort.

Once your pet is microchipped, you will receive paperwork that gives you step by step information on how to register the microchip. Registering you pet is extremely important in case they were to go missing. Often times owners will microchip their pet but not register them and there is no easy way to reunite them with their owner. Once registered, keep this information somewhere safe incase you ever need change your contact information. Up-to-date information is critical to making sure you protect your pet with your microchip.

What Happens if Your Pet Gets Lost?

If your pet is lost, you can call 1-877-PETLINK (1-877-738-5465) or you can log into your PetLink account, select your pet’s profile and submit a Lost Pet Report and create a Lost Pet Poster to share online or hang up around town. When your pet has been found, you will receive an email/phone call with details of the finder/rescue organization that had found your pet.  If your microchip information is up-to-date, the scanner will find your contact information and the vet or shelter staff will be able to contact you. 

Microchipping your pet is a simple solution to add a layer of protection in case your pet is lost. If you’re not sure that your pet is microchipped or want to microchip him/her, please give our office a call to have your pet microchipped during their next visit, and give yourself the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will always have a way to be reunited with your fur baby. 

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