At Seneca Animal Hospital, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back home can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s’ safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pets’ fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
Why microchip your pet?
The microchip is registered with your pets’ vital information and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you. If your pet goes missing, the first thing a person does is take them to a vet clinic of shelter to have them scanned for a microchip. When that number is found and looked up, your information is right there to contact you and get your pet back home as soon as possible.
The average return to owner rates for the shelters were 2.4 times higher for dogs with a microchip than all stray dogs (52.2% vs. 21.9%) and 21.4 times higher for cats with a microchip than all stray cats (38.5% vs. 1.8%).
The main reasons that owners weren’t found included incorrect or disconnected phone numbers, owners’ failure to return phone calls or respond to letters, unregistered microchips or microchips registered in a database that differed from the manufacturer. At Seneca Animal Hospital we use PetLink microchips. If you’re unsure if your pet’s microchip is registered, who it is registered with, or if your information is correct, enter their number here.
Save yourself the heartache and stress of a lost pet. Microchips bring pets home.