Is your beloved pet protected from being lost by an implanted microchip? There are many methods used to identify pets to help reunite them with their owners. Microchipping has gained favor in recent years, and has proven to be very successful in reuniting pets with their owners, even after long periods of time. Personally, all my pets are microchipped and have collar ID tags. It's not very expensive to microchip and it does not cause your pet significant pain or distress. Just a quick pinch. It's not that much different than being vaccinated. (see video below)
Microchips work! I was able to help a lost pet become reunited with its owner because of its microchip. I scooped up a beautiful and bewildered stray dog that was getting ready to run into heavy traffic. It had nothing on but an electronic fence collar. No additional identification! My vet graciously helped by scanning this pup to see if it was microchipped. Thankfully, there was a chip present and after a couple of phone calls, this beautiful lost dog was reunited with its owner. Without that chip, and no additional identification, who knows if the outcome would have been as successful? (hmmm, would I have 3 dogs instead of two??)
Please protect your pet. Be sure to have identification on your pet at ALL TIMES. The link below will guide you in making decisions regarding which method to use. The nice thing about microchipping is that it is permanently present and not subject to falling off or forgetting to put it on. If your pet is chipped, have your vet check it on your next visit to verify it is working and is properly located (back of pet's neck).