06 Feb Why Microchip Your Pet?
Every year thousands of pets are lost or stolen. Many are never reunited with their owner. Name tags and collars can fall or be taken off. Without permanent identification there may be no way for your pet to find its way home. If your pet is microchipped, theres a better chance it’ll return home safely.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted under the skin of your pet between the shoulders. Anesthesia is not required and most pets don’t feel the injection. The chip is made of a biocompatible material that will not disintegrate, rust or cause an allergic reaction. It also won’t relocate from its point of injection. Any animal can be microchipped!
How does a microchip work?
Every microchip has an identification number. This number is stored into a database and if you have registered your information, your pet will be connected to you. If someone finds your pet that has a microchip, the identification number will come up when scanned. Most veterinarians and shelters have scanners. The vet or shelter worker who scanned your pet will then contact the microchip company to find out your contact information and then your pet will be returned to you.
Croydon Pet Hospital offers microchips for $50