April 17-23 is National Pet ID Week. Even when it’s not a special day, it’s a good time to check and update your pets identification. Do they have their passport home if they get lost?
Microchip Your Pets With A Microchip ID Tag
There are many ways to protect pets. To keep them from being lost. One of the tried and tested methods is to put a microchip in your pets. We look at three main benefits of microchipping our pets and an extra level of protection to keep our animals safe.
The lost pet problem in America is enormous. It is estimated that one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life. It is also estimated that about 5 million animals enter shelters each year and of those 40 to 60 percent are lost pets.
When you microchip your pets, the likelihood of getting those pets back home again goes up dramatically. Which can also reduce shelter crowding and free up valuable resources and kennel space for homeless animals not so fortunate to be chipped.
Man’s best friend needs your help to have a chip of their own so that they can come home to you when they manage to wriggle through the fence to do some exploring.
Benefits When You Microchip Your Pets
Scans Save Lives
When your dog gets lost, it can become frightened. Occasionally causing it to dash into dangerous, unfamiliar territories. This often means that collar ID tags can fall off in the chaos.
If someone finds your dog, and they bring them to a shelter or vet. They can perform a simple scan of their chip and get vital information. This includes the dog’s name, your name, address and phone number, as well as other crucial info.
Without a chip, if their ID collar is lost, it can become near-impossible for rescuers to identify your pup.
To Microchip Your Pets is a Key Step to Recovery, If Stolen
It’s a brutal thought, but the reality is that dogs do get snatched off the streets, outside of stores and cafes, and right out of the yard.
Thieves remove collars, but they rarely remove microchips. It’s something that must be done with the help of a vet.
The chip doesn’t help them escape, or be discovered, but if they should happen to break free, or you find out who stole them, and need to prove that it’s your dog, the microchip will save their life. The news is lousy with stories of pet abductions and owners having a hard time proving ownership. The law is not on our side in most areas, so make sure you have irrefutable and guaranteed proof should disaster strike.
Did you know that some doggie-door manufactures now offer doggie-doors that can recognize your pet’s chip, and open only for them? This keeps wildlife out of the home while allowing only the home pet easy access.
How to Dramatically Improve the Effectiveness When You Microchip Your Pets
The major flaw in chips is that they are dependent on our buddy being found in order to be identified. Stories about dogs and cats disappearing for years, only to be found and returned to their owners is heartwarming, but why not cut out the years of trauma for your family and pets?
Use your microchip in conjunction with a Nuzzle Collar. Nuzzles have a built-in GPS that can provide near-instant info on the location. This adds a layer of protection if our dog or cat is lost or stolen. Now you can track them using GPS, and if they manage to slip their collar, they have the microchip as a back-up.
Full Circle Vet Care is happy to microchip your pets – both dogs and cats. We want you to have the highest possible ability to recover pets if lost or stolen. Give us a call at 970-587-5140 to set up an appointment.
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