Lost Pets: The Microchipping Solution

Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged like our microchipping in Brooklyn. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.

Quick, Safe Microchip Implantation

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information.

How Does Microchipping Work?

When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!

What Pets Should Get a Microchip?

  • Dogs: Dogs are notorious for wandering off, especially if they’re not properly supervised or trained. A microchip can greatly increase the chances of them being reunited with their owners if they get lost.
  • Cats: Cats are known for their curiosity and independence, which can sometimes lead them to explore beyond their boundaries. Microchipping ensures that if they stray too far, they can still be identified and returned home.
  • Indoor-Outdoor Pets: Pets that spend time both indoors and outdoors, such as cats or certain breeds of dogs, should definitely be microchipped. They have more opportunities to escape or get lost.
  • Small Animals: While less common, small animals like rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs can also benefit from microchipping. They may not roam as far as cats and dogs, but they can still escape or be stolen.
  • Senior Pets: Older pets may be more prone to wandering due to cognitive decline or health issues. Microchipping provides added security in case they become disoriented or lost.
  • Pets with Medical Conditions: If your pet has a medical condition that requires special care, a microchip can provide vital information to whoever finds them, such as allergies or required medications.
  • Rescue Pets: Pets adopted from shelters or rescue organizations should already be microchipped, but it’s important to ensure that the chip is registered with up-to-date information.

While microchipping is beneficial for all pets, it’s particularly important for those that have a higher risk of getting lost or going missing. It’s a simple and relatively inexpensive way to provide added security and peace of mind for pet owners.

Why Choose PAWSitive Veterinary?

PAWSitive Veterinary offers expert microchipping for your pet’s safety. Our precise implantation techniques ensure minimal discomfort, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to insert microchips carrying unique information like your contact details. With our commitment to your pet’s well-being, trust us to provide peace of mind and reunite you if they wander. Ask us about microchipping in Brooklyn today!