One statistic that shows the importance of having your pets microchipped is that
ONE OUT OF THREE PETS
will go missing. However, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), microchipped dogs are returned to their owner around 52% of the time, while dogs without a microchip are returned 22% of the time. That staggering statistic widens even further when looking at cats. Only about 2% of lost cats are reconnected with their owners if they aren’t microchipped. That number jumps up to nearly 39% for microchipped cats.
Microchips are a quick and easy way to help animal hospitals and shelters trace lost pets back to their families, and we’re happy to provide this service to our patients.
Placing a microchip is affordable, easy, and virtually painless. Your veterinarian will inject the HomeAgain microchip under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, where it will remain for the rest of their life. The most important part of the process is registering the microchip’s unique ID number into the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database. This ensures that if your pet gets lost and ends up at another animal hospital or shelter, the staff members will be able to scan the chip and locate you through the database.
4 TIPS TO PREVENT LOST PETS
We know you love taking your pet on adventures. The only single drawback of having your pet join you is the possibility of them running away or getting loose. Sometimes being outside can bring a whole new set of emotions to your pet. The excitement of new smells and their curiosity can sometimes get the best of them. But not to worry, we gathered a few tips to ease any worry that you may have to help keep your pets safe.