With us Floridians still in the middle of hurricane season, we know that rough rain storms are imminent. Rain storms and other weather conditions can be unpredictable and change our usual routines. They can even create different emotional responses in our pets such getting very nervous and scared or maybe getting extra active. So, we want to make sure each pet is microchipped so that if anything unpredictable does happen, you and your pet are prepared.
Our microchipping procedure is extremely quick and virtually painless. And it’s cheap.
A micro-chip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.
At Day and Evening Pet Hospital, we use 24 PetWatch Microchips. As soon as the chip is implanted in your pet, we register that number here at the clinic. That number goes in to their national database, where your information is linked to your pet. In the event that your pet gets lost, any veterinarian clinic or shelter that has a microchip scanner can scan over your pet and it will pick up the owner info.
Now, according to the American Humane Association, only about seventeen percent of lost dogs and two percent of cats ever find their way back from shelters to their original owners. Almost 9.6 million pets are euthanized every year because their owners can’t be found. There are ways to beat these odds and they involve using name-tags, collars, AND microchips.
Out of these three forms of identification, only microchipping is permanent. Tags and collars can become loose and fall off, but a microchip will stay in place for the lifetime of your pet!
Call us today to get your pet microchipped!
Day and Evening Pet Hospital Staff