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5 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet

Losing your beloved pet can be very traumatic. Millions of pets go missing each year, leaving their owners dealing with guilt and regret. 

Fortunately, there is something that you can do to protect your pet. Microchipping your dog can ensure that if your pet goes missing, it will be easier to find them. Here are some reasons why you should microchip your pet. 


  • Permanent Identification Method

Microchips are the only forms of permanent identification available. All other forms of identification are temporary. A microchip will last a lifetime and does not require replacement. Implanting the chip does not cause any harm or negative reaction to the animal. 

The tiny chip is implanted at the back of the neck, under the skin between the shoulder blades. The chip contains a unique number that can be detected using a scanner. The microchip contains personal information, including the pet owner's contact details.


  • Does Not Cause Discomfort

Many pet owners hesitate about getting their animals microchipped because they assume it will cause distress. The truth is that microchipping does not cause discomfort. It takes just a few seconds to implant the chip in a simple, safe, and virtually painless procedure. 

Your pet will not experience any distress or discomfort. The slight pain from the injection lasts for a very short time. Your pet will have forgotten all about it before you leave the vet's office. 


  • Finding Your Lost Pet

If your pet goes missing, you will find them with greater ease if they have a microchip. Pets often go missing in any situation. They can get scared due to loud noises, or their sense of adventure can take over. 

If the missing pet is found or rescued, the microchip will allow the rescuers to locate you. Pets that have strayed hundreds of miles away have found their way back home thanks to a microchip. Getting your pet microchipped will give you peace of mind. 


  • Protect Your Pet From Theft

Pets do not just get lost: they can be stolen. Unfortunately, some people will not hesitate to take what does not belong to them. If your pet does not have a microchip, trying to prove ownership can be difficult. 

You may have an idea where your pet is, but if their appearance has been changed, your claims are weak. It is possible to remove collars and other ID tags, but a microchip is permanent. An inspection of the microchip details is all the evidence you need.


  • Added Benefits of Microchips

Microchips offer much more than contact details: they can include vital information. If your pet has certain health conditions or medical needs, you can include that information on the chip. If your pet has special nutritional needs, the information can be programmed on the microchip. 

This means that if your pet is not with you, they can still receive necessary care. You can install a microchip-activated pet entry or door to ensure that only your pet can get into your home. A microchip can save your pet’s life. Pet microchips have a national database, making them highly effective.

For more on microchipping your pet, call Evergreen Animal Hospital in Evergreen, Colorado at (303) 674-4331 today!

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