Pets get lost sometimes, it happens. But your pets meandering doesn’t have to be a tragic story. Collars and ID tags help, but many pets managet to find their way out of their identification. Collars fall off or break when they are caught on other objects, cats can be grabbed by their collars when they get into catfights. The best way to keep track of your pet and ensure a speedy recovery is through the use of cat and dog microchips.

Microchipping is a simple procedure that places a tiny computer chip under the skin of your cat or dog. This chip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains a unique ID number that is transmitted to a scanner. This means that a vet, pound or humane society can look up your information for a speedy return of your pet. This is perfect in collaboration with pet collars, as it allows pets that find themselves towns or states away to be easily reunited with their owners.

It is important to log in and keep your contact information up to date so that you are easily contacted if your pet is found. With pets showing up half way across the country from their home, it is no surprise that so many people are having their pets chipped.

At West Ballantyne Animal Hospital, we offer this simple procedure and the peace of mind that comes along with it. Contact us today for your cat or dog microchip.