According to the American Humane Society almost 11 million pets are stolen or go missing every year. One of your best defenses against this is a microchip in your pet which is a very simple procedure that can be done right at your vet’s office. One of the most popular sites, Home Again, says it has more than 6 million pets in its program and also says that more than 1 million of them have been returned to their owners because they were micro chipped. If you are considering having this done for your peace of mind, you can always find a vet in the Albany Park area that can do it for reasonable price.
It is Always There
One of the best things about microchips is that unlike collars which can be taken off which also means that tags and tracking devices are also removed; they stay inside your pet. If you ever have any concern, you can always have your veterinarian scan to make sure the chip is still in place. This does not mean that it is not important to keep a collar with contact information on your pet but that and a microchip together means that you have done almost everything you can do to be able to find your pet.
Proving Your Pet is Your Pet
If there is ever a situation in which you need to prove that your pet does belong to you, a microchip can be extremely helpful because it will offer undisputable proof. Registering the microchip under your name as soon as it is placed and keeping it updated with current information each and every time you move or change your phone number is essential. This is one of the most reliable ways for you to prove ownership. Portage Park Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic was founded on the belief that all animals deserve to be healthy and safe and always find their way home. Contact www.portagepark.com to know more benefits of microchipping in pet.