Microchipping Your Pet
By Pierre Mouchette | Bits-n-Pieces
The Benefits of Microchipping
Not being able to find your cat or dog is scary. If your pet is missing, you may be able to reunite faster if your pet is microchipped. Here is how it works: Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice. A vet usually implants it between the shoulder blades of your pet. The clinic or shelter will immediately scan for a microchip when someone finds a lost pet. They can locate the owner quickly if they find a chip with up-to-date information.
Without a microchip, a lost pet brought to a clinic or shelter may not find its way home as quickly. The shelter would have to rely on social media or other options to get the word out about a found pet.
Is Microchipping Right for Your Pet?
Microchipping your dog or cat is a good idea if:
If you think microchipping is the right option, schedule an appointment with your vet, or ask them for more information before making your decision.
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