Why should I microchip my pet?
Each year, 6 to 8 million pets end up in shelters in the United States (Source: HSUS). Typically, these shelters take in hundreds of lost pets each week, experience overcrowding, and have limited resources. Some of these shelters have a no-kill policy while others have to make hard decisions. Thankfully, many shelters scan pets upon intake and before disposition and will try to reunite a microchipped pet with its owner. When a microchip is detected, the shelter will call a pet recovery service to locate the owner and reunite the pet. The system works, each month thousands of lost pets across the U.S. are reunited with their owners.
Does microchipping hurt my pet?
Microchips are typically injected between the shoulder blades with a syringe. The procedure is similar to receiving a vaccination through a needle and most pets don’t even react when the microchip is injected. The microchip provides a safe, permanent form of identification. It’s like getting a vaccination against being lost! We can place microchips in dogs, cats, ferrets, and birds. Ask us about this amazing safeguard for your pet.