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Don’t let the fear of losing your dog become a reality. By microchipping your dog, you can always ensure your furry friend comes back safe and sound.
Pet parents know accidents happen. Nobody wants their pet to go missing, but a dog can get lost, run away from home, or be stolen. Microchips are identification implants that provide a permanent ID—it’s a quick procedure that makes reuniting dogs with their owners much more likely.
· It helps provide proof of ownership if your pet is stolen.
· Is a lifetime deal
· Can help return your pet
· In some countries, it is compulsory to microchip a dog; for example, in the UK and Australia
· Encourages responsible pet ownership
Your veterinarian injects a microchip beneath the skin between the dog's shoulder blades that is the size of a grain of rice (12mm). The process is similar to an injection, only the needle contains the microchip.
Dogs can get chipped at any age, but puppies should be at least seven to eight weeks old.
A microchip scanner detects the specific electronic code embedded in the chip. It displays the identification number (15 numbers) on the scanner's screen. With that number, the veterinarian can get ahold of your dog’s data. Remember to update information if there are any changes in your address or phone number.
Unfortunately, it is not enough for your dog to have an identification tag. These tags can easily fall off of the collar, or the collar itself can get ripped off. They can be read easily when they are new, but when they get old and worn out, this becomes more difficult—don’t let that be the reason that someone can’t identify your dog. That’s why you should get them microchipped and have a dog tag.
Overall, it’s the right decision to get your best bud microchipped, even if it’s not compulsory where you live. They are part of the family, and the goal should be to keep them safe.