4th of July is right around the corner, and many people love bringing their pets along with them for the celebrations. Between the fireworks, parades, kids, and crowds, there is a lot that can startle our animals and cause them to run off. It’s important to be mindful of these things, and consider looking into having your pet microchipped.
Why is it important to microchip your pet?
If they get lost and someone finds them, someone can take your pet to a veterinary hospital. At a vet, they can scan the microchip and trace the information back to you.
Even when we are careful, we are still human and accidents can happen. For that one rare possibility that your pet can be lost, you want to have all the options available to you for finding your pet. The chances of finding your pet without the microchip are slim. Microchipping your pet greatly increases the chances of them coming home safe to you.
How is the microchipping process done? Does it hurt?
Microchipping an animal is done very similarly to vaccinations. The microchip is inserted through a needle just under the skin. The process itself will cause no more pain than a pinch.
So, I got my pet microchipped. Now what?
Make sure to go online and register your pet. A microchip is no good without a registration to go with it. If you have registered, make sure you keep the information current. Without current information, it can be difficult to get in touch with the owner.