The Importance of Pet Microchipping From Our Loves Park Veterinarian
Is your pet microchipped? Dr. Shahid Amin at Animal Hospital of Loves Park wants you to know that microchipping your cat or dog is one of the best ways to get your pet back if they get lost. Nearly a third of all pets will get lost during their lifetimes. Some eight million of them will wind up in shelters nationally. Less than 2% of lost cats and 20% of dogs never make it back home to their families.
If your pet is found, and it has a microchip implanted, vets and shelters will be able to scan the chip. The microchip emits a very small amount of power that is just enough to transmit a unique ID number. By registering your pet’s identification number with a national database, the scan can match up the ID with your information and get your pet back to you.
Microchipping Your Dog Or Cat
The chip itself is a tiny device that your veterinarian inserts between the shoulder blades and neck on your pet. The device stores a permanent ID without the need for a power source. It will literally last for your pet’s lifetime. With no moving parts or batteries, it never needs to be charged or replaced. Even after microchipping your pet, your pet should still have a tag with your personal info. When pets get lost or wander away, many of them are found before they get to the shelter. Your address or phone number on the tag may get your pet home faster and save the stress of a trip to the shelter.
Schedule an Appointment with Animal Hospital of Loves Park Today!
Contact Dr. Shahid Amin at Animal Hospital of Loves Park to schedule an appointment Today by calling 815-986-4445.