One of the most frightening experiences a pet owner can have is losing a pet. Statistics indicate that one out of three pets will become lost in their lifetime, and 90% of lost pets never find their way home because they have no identification. An even scarier statistic is that 30-60% of those pets will be euthanized at animal shelters because they have no identification. Collars and nametags can be helpful in recovering a lost pet, but because they are external they can be removed or lost. The permanent way to secure your pet’s identification is with a microchip implant.
Microchip implants are a safe and reliable way to improve the chances of recovering a lost pet. This technology allows your pet to carry indispensable identification and contact information on a device the size of a grain of rice. During an office call, the chips are quickly and easily implanted under the skin and remain as a permanent means to identify your pet if lost. Microchips can also be placed while your pet is under anesthesia during a spay or neuter procedure. Veterinarians and animal shelters routinely scan recovered animals for microchips, contacting owners of lost pets using the contact information the chips contain.
By implanting a microchip at your pet’s next visit, we are helping to improve the chances of your pet being returned home. We register the pet for the owner — this is included in our microchipping fee. www.homeagain.com
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