Does microchipping seem mysterious or even over the top to you? Have you thought about it, but ultimately rejected it because it seemed too weird?
You’re not alone. Many people feel this way before they learn about all of the benefits of microchipping. That’s why we wanted to take a moment to talk to you about why you should consider taking this vital safety step for your pet.
For the most part, a microchip is the only way to guarantee that your pet comes home safely if he or she gets lost. Collars, tags, and other methods can be removed, but a microchip never goes away.
But my pet is an indoor pet!
You should consider a microchip even if your pet is an indoor pet. A natural disaster, fire, or car trip gone wrong could still result in the loss of your pet, even if you are otherwise careful and mindful in normal circumstances.
I’m concerned the microchip won’t be safe for my pet.
For the most part there are no complications that come along with a microchip. The chip is tiny, and the procedure to implant the chip is little more painful than a pinch as far as your pet is concerned.
The chip lasts for a lifetime, and never has to be removed or replaced again.
A chip does need a little TLC, however.
You’ll never have to mess with the chip itself. But there is a bar code attached to that chip.
You’ll need to register your pet’s bar code to your current contact information: name, address, phone number, etc. And if you move, updating this information should be right at the top of your priority list.
That’s because the chip is pretty useless without updated information. Out of date information means that a shelter can’t contact you if your pet ends up with them.
Isn’t getting a microchip really expensive?
Not really. In some cases, you can get a chip for as little as $50. It’s a small price to pay for the kind of peace of mind that you’ll achieve just for having one.
Schedule your pet’s microchip appointment today. You’ll feel better after you do it!