May is National Chip Your Pet Month – a great time for pet owners to visit one of our five clinics to get their pets chipped and to make sure those chips are up to date!

Don’t wait before it’s too late. Collars and ID tags are good forms of identification for your pet, but they can break or become illegible after wear and tear. This is why we strongly recommend you microchip your pets! Microchips are designed to work for 25 years and are the only permanent identification form most reliable to reunite you and your pet.

Here are many other benefits of microchipping your pet:

  • No Sedation Necessary: The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. Your pet will not need sedation or anesthesia for microchip insertion.
  • Microchips are Reliable: Pet microchips not only work, but they work well. Pet owners have been trusting microchips to track their pets for approximately four decades.
  • No Maintenance Needed: Your pet’s microchip should last throughout the entirety of their life and does not require any maintenance. The only things you need to do are register the microchip and update your account whenever you get a new phone number or address.
  • Pet Microchips are Easily Accessible: Your pet can be implanted with a microchip the same day as your appointment.
  • It is Affordable and Quick: Having your pet microchipped is not only affordable, but it’s a quick and painless process for pet and human alike!
  • The Microchip Won’t Get Lost Inside Your Pet: The microchip typically sticks to a pet’s subcutaneous tissue within 24 hours of implantation, which prevents the chip from moving.
  • Your Pets Can Travel More: Chipping your pet will allow them to travel the world with you! Several foreign countries and a handful of local American governments have laws in place requiring pets to be microchipped.

If you’ve recently welcomed a new pet into your life or have been unsure of microchipping, it’s time to schedule an appointment to address your questions or concerns with our care team. When you’ve microchipped your pet, you can rest assured knowing that if they were to get lost your chances of being reunited are much higher. Call us to schedule an appointment, today!