The Advantages Of The Microchip For Your Pets

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Here is some advice I shared with a family this week.

I hope you find it helpful.

The Advantages Of The Microchip For Your Pets

Every pet owner wants to keep their beloved cat or dog as safe as possible. You do everything you can to ensure your pet is well cared for and healthy. If you have an indoor pet, you may not think that keeping identification tags is essential, but it is.

  What if your fuzzy feline accidentally slips out of the door at night, and you search to no avail? What do you do, especially if your dog or cat has no identification? Placing a collar with an identification tag is important, but collars sometimes become lost.  

 When you consider that many animal shelters only keep dogs and cats for seven days, you want to make sure that your pet is properly identified. That is where the microchip comes in handy. The microchip is the newest way to identify lost pets and helps ensure that your lost pooch or feline finds their way back home.

 Microchip technology has become so popular that most animal clinics and animal shelters can scan a cat or dog for microchip identification. If you opt for the microchip, you should know that it is a painless procedure for your pet. Your vet will insert a tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice directly under your pet’s skin using a hypodermic needle.

 The microchip is usually placed behind the neck. The microchip contains a unique digital number entered on a national microchip database. That information will give the person your contact information. A veterinarian or animal shelter can use a special scanner to retrieve the microchip information when your pet is lost. It is that easy.

 Pet owners love the idea of the microchip because it is permanent. You cannot remove the microchip, and unlike a collar or tags, it cannot be lost or destroyed. This is one of the best features of microchipping a pet, especially cats.

 If you place a collar on a cat, more than likely, it will be a breakaway collar. The collar breaks off if your cat climbs a tree or is caught on something. If your cat does not have a microchip, it will be very difficult to identify your cat if it is found.

 There are a few essential things to remember about pet microchips. First, if your pet gets lost, you should never sit back and wait for a call, even if your pet has a microchip. Not all veterinarians and shelters are equipped with this technology. It would be best if you took the time to call around and place “lost pet” flyers around your neighborhood.

  In addition, you need to make sure you take the time to update your contact information should you move. It does little to no good to have your pet implanted with a microchip if the information on the national database is incorrect. Your veterinarian can give you information on how to update this information.

 It is vital to get your pet implanted with a microchip at a young age. Puppies can have the microchip at six weeks of age. Even small breeds of dogs can handle this procedure. Kittens can also undergo this procedure at six weeks.

 The microchip insertion is not painful and feels like a regular vaccination shot. You can have your pet implanted with the microchip at your veterinarian’s office and can expect to pay between $30 and $50 for this service.

Thank you for stopping by the Café. Would you mind sharing this information with someone who could benefit from it if you found this helpful? Please also feel free to buy me a cup of coffee.

Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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