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How Microchipping Helps Lost Pets Find Home

As a pet owner, there is nothing more heartbreaking than losing your beloved companion. According to the American Humane Society, one in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. Fortunately for us, technology has advanced far enough that it’s possible to ensure that our furry friends can be reunited with us if they ever get lost. Microchips are an easy and reliable way to do this. Let’s look at why you microchipping your cats and dogs as soon as possible.

What Is A Microchip?
A pet microchip is a tiny device about the size of a grain of rice that contains a unique ID code linked to the pet’s owner via registration information. The chip is implanted just beneath the skin between the shoulder blades and does not require surgery or anesthesia. It is completely safe and effective when done by a professional veterinarian or animal shelter worker. Once implanted, the chip can be read by any veterinary clinic or animal shelter that has an appropriate scanner. This makes it easier for pet owners to find their lost pets if they ever wander away from home or get stolen.

Registering Your Pet’s Chip
Once your pet’s microchip has been implanted, it’s important that you register it with your current address and contact information so that you can be contacted if your pet gets lost. You may also want to include additional information such as your veterinarian’s contact details in case someone finds them before you do and needs medical attention for them quickly. By registering your pet’s microchip, you are ensuring that all this necessary information is accessible should anything happen to them while away from home.

Why You Should Consider Microchipping Your Pet
The most obvious benefit of having a microchip implanted in your cat or dog is being able to locate them should they ever become separated from you due to theft or other unforeseen circumstances like getting out through an open door or fence gate while playing outside unsupervised. Pet microchips are also useful in identifying stolen animals which can help law enforcement officers reunite stolen animals with their rightful owners more quickly than ever before! Additionally, if someone finds your animal but isn’t sure who they belong to, scanning the microchip can make sure they are returned safely and quickly – making this an invaluable tool when it comes to keeping our furry friends safe!

Microchipping your pet and registering the microchip, is vital to their safety and security in case they get lost. It provides an easy way for veterinarians, animal shelters or animal control to identify lost pets and find their owners. But microchips won’t work unless they are registered with your up-to-date contact information.

Register all your pet(s) microchips for free (no stings attached) in AAPP’s national microchip registry today! You’ll be able to login to your AAPP account at any time and make updates to your contact information or to your emergency contacts for the lifetime of your pet(s) Get started now!

Published On: December 19, 2022|Categories: Cats, Dogs, News and Stories, Pet Health, Pet Safety|

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