The first few hours after a pet goes missing are crucial. If a lost pet can't find its way back home within that time frame, they have only about one in ten chance of being reunited with their family. That's why microchips are so important. At Glastonbury Animal Hospital in Glastonbury, CT, we strongly advocate using microchipping as part of your overall pet loss prevention strategy to increase the chance of your pet being returned to you.
What Microchipping Involves
Microchips are tiny devices implanted between the shoulder blades of an animal that contain unique identifying information about them. When scanned by veterinarians or other animal care professionals, these chips allow animals to be identified quickly, easily, and painlessly. The microchip insertion process is fast and involves no recovery period.
The Benefits of Pet Loss Prevention
A comprehensive pet loss prevention strategy ensures you will be reunited with your pet should your pet go missing. The chip contains identification information like name, address, phone number, and emergency contact details. In addition to microchipping, you should always keep a readable nametag on your pet's collar with their name and your contact information. Although some lost and stolen pets might be recovered without their collars, many are found and reunited by neighborly and friendly strangers simply because of a nametag with a number. Finally, keep up-to-date pictures of your pet's face and body in various poses and environments to help others identify them if they go missing.
Update the Registration Information
If your pet already has a microchip, now is a great time to check in with the company where the chip information is registered and ensure your contact information is accurate. Many people move or change phone numbers often but fail to update the contact information with the chip registration. Keeping your contact information up to date is the only thing you must do regarding maintaining your pet’s microchip.
Contact Your Trusted Glastonbury Microchipping Veterinarian
At Glastonbury Animal Hospital in Glastonbury, CT, we provide this necessary and helpful service to all pet owners who want it. Every time we microchip a new fur friend for a household, we breathe a little sigh of relief. The pet has an increased chance of being reunited with the family who loves it even at great distances. Call us today at (860) 633-8394 for more information or to schedule an appointment.