Despite your best efforts, accidents can happen. Someone leaves a door ajar, an intrepid pooch digs under a fence, and your best intentions go awry: Your pet escapes and gets lost. If he is wearing a collar and identification tag, chances are good that you will get him back. But what if the collar comes off?
About only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats without permanent identification return home to their owners. Every year, 9 million companion animals are admitted to shelters in the U.S - many of theme are lost pets. About half of these are euthanized because their owners cannot be found. Only a pet microchip can offer a truly permanent identification. Hundreds of thousands of pets have returned home thanks to a microchip.
Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It is a tragedy that happens all too often. But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny microchip underneath your pet's fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet's vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.
Microchips are implanted just under the skin, usually right between the shoulder blades. This is done with a large-bore needle and does not require anesthesia.
Each microchip contains a registration number and the phone number of the registry for the particular brand of microchip. A handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the microchip and displays this information. An animal shelter, veterinary clinic or hospital that finds your pet can contact the registry to get your name and phone number.
Save yourself the traumatic experience of a lost four-legged family member. Microchips bring pets home!