Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. Conscientious pet guardians protect their pets with collars and ID tags. Unfortunately, these are not foolproof, and dogs and cats can still get lost. Collars can break or fall-off, leaving your beloved pet among the countless, unidentified lost strays at animal shelters. Anyone who has worked in the animal industry has witnessed this scenario repeatedly, and we know that this tragedy can be easily prevented with the use of microchips.
A microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice and is placed under your pet’s skin with a needle and syringe. They never break or fall off, and your pet’s unique microchip number is read by a scanner. With this unique number in hand, your vital contact information is only a phone call away.
Microchips have reunited hundreds of pets with their families, but in order for a microchip to work, you will need to register the microchip and keep your contact information up-to-date. Microchips are reliable and use nationwide registries, but they ultimately depend on the information that you give. So remember to update your information and provide multiple emergency contacts in case your pet gets lost while you are out of town. Hopefully your pet will never get lost, but in case it does happen, ensure your pet has a microchip to give yourself and your pet the best chance of a speedy, happy reunion.
If your pet is in need of a microchip, contact us today at 403-239-4657 to schedule an appointment with a technician. A 10 minute appointment can provide a lifetime of security.