Don't Underestimate the Importance of Pet Microchipping
Is your pet microchipped? It is estimated that lost cats are 20-times more likely to be returned home when they have a microchip. Make sure that your pet has a fighting-chance of finding you with microchipping today; talk to the pet experts at Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs, serving patients in and around Council Bluffs and Glenwood, to learn more.
Wondering what a microchip is? Microchips are tiny computer chips, around the size of a grain of rice, that features a unique ID code kept on a registry and that can be used to identify your pet. They are usually implanted under the skin, like when they are given a shot or vaccine. They cost typically less than fifty dollars and are on the registry for life.
Importance of Microchipping
The simple fact is that lost pets can’t tell you where they live or who they belong to. Dogs and cats with microchips have a far greater chance of being reunited with their humans if they become separated or lost. Studies by Science Daily indicate that dogs with chips are two-and-a-half times more likely to be reunited with their families if lost than those without microchipping.
However, if you don’t fulfill your responsibility of keeping your contact information current, the chip is not going to help. First, you need to register the information at the vet’s and online. Make sure to report any changes in address and phone number any time that you move. It is prudent to list numerous back-up emergency contacts in case some of those listed also change their contact info.
Is your Pet Microchipped? Call Us Today for a Microchipping Appointment!
Don’t risk your dog or cat becoming lost and unable to be identified; call Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs in both Council Bluffs and Glenwood, IA, at 712-323-0598 or 712-527-9454 to schedule your pet’s appointment for microchipping today. The peace of mind makes microchipping well-worth the time and effort.