Join the Bandwagon: Why Microchipping Your Pet Is a Great Choice

Nobody blinks when they pay monthly car insurance premiums or invest in good health plans. Instead, we all recognize the value of protecting what’s important to us. When it comes to safeguarding your pet’s health and longevity, there are also health insurance plans, disease prevention methods, and dental care practices that demand time, attention, and money. However, microchipping your pet is the best insurance against ever becoming permanently separated, and aids in a swift return of a lost or missing pet.

Tiny, Easy, Effective

It sounds like something you’d see on the Syfy channel, and microchipping your pet is sort of a glimpse into the future.

About the size of a grain or rice, microchips are an excellent back-up to a pet’s collar and ID tags (which can be removed). While they don’t transmit location, microchips employ RFID, or radio frequency identification. When placed under a microchip scanner, a number comes up on the screen. Only when the number on the scanner is plugged into a national database can the pet owner’s information can be revealed. Continue…

Safe And Sound: The Benefits of Pet Microchipping

Elmhurst_iStock_000037815352_LargeBecoming separated from your pet is a scary thought for any pet owner. Our pets rely on us to provide them with food, shelter and love, but how can we protect them in the event that they go missing? Besides a properly fitting collar with current ID tags, a microchip may be the best way to ensure the safe return of your four-legged pal.

How Do Microchips Work?

A microchip is roughly the same size as a grain of rice and is implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades. This pet microchipping procedure takes only a few moments, is relatively pain-free, and is performed here in the office. Continue…