Why should I have my pet microchipped?

posted: by: Companion Animal Hospital Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Microchipping is a safe, effective means of identifying and recovering your pet if he/she gets lost. Many dogs and cats will go missing, but few return to their owners once they are brought to a shelter, police department, or veterinary hospital. Microchipping is a permanent means of identifying your pet. A microchip is non-removable, by a lay person and has very low incidence of migration, and seldom stops working. A microchip gives your pet his/her own unique identification number that is read via an electronic device. It is not traceable with GPS. Many of the microchips available today are registered with an international registry. We proudly use and stand by the Res-Q microchip. Microchipping your pet is relatively inexpensive, and Res-Q registration is free.