|Posted on June 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM|
Did you know June is National Pet Microchipping Month? A simple microchip can prevent your beloved pet from being lost forever. About 10 million pets get lost or are stolen each year. With so many pets going missing each year, we're happy to promote this annual campaign by offering $30 microchips during the month of June!
Unlike collars and tags, a microchip will not break, fall off, wear down, or be removed. Microchips are a permanent form of identification for your pet. Microchips also serve as proof of ownership should your pet ever be stolen.
Is it painful? Many pet owners needlessly worry about the microchip implant procedure. However, the microchip is very small (about 12mm or the size of a grain of rice), and virtually painless to insert. The microchip is inserted under the loose skin between the shoulder blades, and feels similar to a vaccination injection to your pet. The process takes under a minute, and does not require sedation.
How does it work? The chip is a passive device with no battery or power source inside it (so it never wears out or needs replacing), that operates using Radio Frequency Identification. Each chip has its own unique identification number. When scanned by a handheld device carried by shelters and veterinary clinics, the identification number can be located and entered into the online database. Then the owner's information can be found and reunited with their pet.
In order for your pet's microchip to work, you must activate the chip by registering the number with a registry. We are able to register your pet's chip for you upon implantation to save you the time with Home Again! Be sure to keep your contact information up to date with your pet's microchip registry if you move or change phone numbers.
Approximately 1 in 3 pets goes missing. However, a microchip increases your pets chances of returning home! Don't let your pet go without. Call us today to get your pet protected.