Microchipping is the preferred method of identifying your pet. It is a small chip that is inserted in the back of your pet, usually between the shoulder blades and is about the size of a grain of rice. It can be done relatively non-invasively and more importantly, it gives you peace of mind that if your pet is ever lost, you have a better chance of reuniting with them. Once the chip is in place, it is registered with the microchip company. If your pet ever becomes lost, animal shelters and local veterinarians are able to scan for the microchip and find your information so that you may be contacted and your pet returned to you as soon as possible. Just be sure to keep your contact information and address updated with the microchip company that your microchip is registered to.
Each year, thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across North America; some never make it back home because they can’t be identified.
Collar tags can break or become unreadable and tattooing can become illegible. So, if you want to improve your pet’s chances of getting home fast and safe in case they goes missing, microchipping is your best option.