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Microchip your Pet

Why you need to microchip your pet

It’s a sad fact that 1 in 3 pets goes missing sometime during its lifetime. And, even worse, 90% of lost pets that have no identification never return home. Pet owners may not realize how easy it is to lose a pet. Fortunately, microchipping your pet is an easy way to protect them, giving them a chance to be reunited with their family. pet sitting

Many people do not understand how microchips work, so we will provide a brief explanation. Here’s how it works:

  • First, the microchip is implanted by a veterinarian with a simple injection. The chip is a permanent ID that will never fall off or get lost.
  • The pet’s ID code is then registered in a database with the owner’s contact information. Registration is what makes it possible for a pet to be identified and reconnected with its owner. If the pet’s code is not registered, it is not fully protected.
  • When a pet gets lost and is taken to a shelter or vet clinic, the staff scans the chip and gets the code.
  • The shelter or clinic will call the registry with the code.
  • Then the owner is contacted and arrangements made for a reunion with the pet. You can see why it is imperative to keep the contact information up to date, so that the owner can be found right away.

Microchipping is a relatively inexpensive way to protect your pet if he or she were to be lost. If you adopt a pet from a shelter, it may already have a microchip, and you can either check the adoption paperwork or have the pet scanned for a microchip to reveal the code and register it in your name.

BellyRub Pet Sitting recommends having your pet microchipped. It is a painless procedure that takes only a few seconds, and can save you a lot of heartache by preventing your cat or dog from being permanently lost.

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