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Pet Microchipping has been growing in popularity both in America and overseas. Pet owners have become more interested in microchipping their beloved pets and every year thousands of lost pets are returned to their worried owners thanks to the invaluable help that microchips can provide. There are several reasons why micro chipping your pet may be a good idea.
Great for All Animals
Microchips for pets are about the size of a grain of rice and are completely harmless. The microchip is quickly and painlessly inserted in the neck of the animal. Microchips do not contain batteries or any other energy source that can potentially cause harm to your animal.
Protects Your Pet
A microchip can help ensure that your pet is returned to you if it should ever be lost. Microchips only store an identification number, they cannot track an animal and they cannot store medical history. This identification number, when registered in a national database can help provide owners contact information. This information can help return animals to their owners sooner. All too often pets that get lost are not returned to their owners because it is nearly impossible to identify the animal's owner. Many times when animals are brought to a shelter, their collars and tags have come off, thus giving animal control and shelter workers no information to go off of. It is important to register your pets microchip in a national database. Unregistered chips can be traced, but it becomes a long process that can take days. For your pet, this means unnecessary time spent at a shelter.
Affordable and Built to Last
Pet microchips can last up to 25 years or more. Not only that, microchips for pets tend to be a very affordable investment. For many pet owners, the cost of pet care and some rare breeds of dogs or cats can make purchasing a microchip a no brainer. Pet owners are always looking for ways to protect their animals in any way they can and having a microchip for your pet is a great way to do just that.
Give us a call or visit Homeagain for more information on microchips and how they work. Animal Talk Medical Center is always willing to help and answer any questions you may have.