MICROCHIPPING YOUR PETS
One of the most effective methods of protecting your pet from being stolen or lost would be to get a pet microchip for them. Microchips are the tiny computer chips (about as small as a grain of rice) that are implanted under the skin of your pet in a veterinary service or pet health care store just like a simple vaccination. Each pet microchip has a unique registration number associated with the owner’s name and contact information and it gets added to the pet registry services offered by the chip’s manufacturer.
BENEFITS OF MICROCHIPPING YOUR PETS
- Collars and name tags are outdated and they can easily fall off or break. Microchips are permanent and cannot be separated from your pet.
- If your pet is stolen or lost, the chip’s registration will be definitive proof of ownership. This is helpful in cases when there is a dispute of ownership of stolen pets.
- A chip will increase the likelihood of your pet being returned to you if lost. According to studies, cats with microchips are 20 times likelier to return to their owners while dogs with chips are 2.5 times more likely to return than those without chips.
- Manufacturers of chips are enhancing the capabilities of chips and adding new functionalities and innovations. One of the recent additions to the chip is when the dog doors are only opened when your dog approaches. It helps keep out stray critters who might have wandered inside your house.