Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen. However, a microchip will only work if the information linked to the chip is correct. Learn more about microchips…
Why should you microchip?
- 1 in 3 pets get lost at least once in their lifetime
- Over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year
- Only about 22% of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52%
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
Stop by Patton Chapel Animal Clinic on August 15th to have your pet’s microchip scanned by one of our staff members to ensure its accuracy.
Don’t have your pet microchipped? Call 822-4779 or request online your appointment.