Does my pet need a microchip? | Dr. Justine Lee, America’s Veterinarian
Microchip FAQ: Chipping to Help Reunite Lost Pets
Is your dog or cat microchipped? Thanks to Petco for a great infographic on why it’s so important to make sure your pet is microchipped!
When you bring an animal into your home as a pet, you bring with them fears and worries. You might be worried about sickness and eating (or overeating), but those are two things that you can help control through regular visits to your veterinarian, exercise, and recommended food levels.
But one fear that’s probably universal to pet owners? The fear of losing a pet. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue with a slender solution—a microchip.
Here, what to do if you find a pet – you should get it scanned immediately for a microchip to reunite him or her with the worried pet parent!
A microchip, as small as a grain of rice, is a radio frequency identification device that’s implanted under your pet’s skin. It’s a painless procedure that takes just minutes; once the chip is scanned, that information is entered into an online database that’s accessible to anyone on the network. If your pet goes missing and has an activated microchip, a vet can scan it and help to locate you.
Want to learn more about this essential pet care item? Check out this graphic below!