Microchips for your pets

Microchipped pets are 50% more likely to be returned to their owners than those without a microchip. If you are looking for one of the best gifts you can purchase for your beloved pet all year long, consider spending a few minutes of your time getting your pet microchipped at a veterinary office or pet store. The process is inexpensive and non-painful.

Microchips are tiny electronic devices the size of a piece of rice injected under the skin with a hypodermic needle. When a scanner is passed over a pet's skin, it emits radio frequencies that activate the chip, which transmits a unique identification number back to the scanner. It is imperative that the pet's owner keep the chip updated with changes and renewals with company chip is registered to. Microchips are available for both dogs and cats.

A current microchip, dog license and legible and current identification tag on your pet with a good quality identifiable collar are inexpensive investments that will help get your misplaced pet home and save you and your family from potential broken hearts.

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

Owner, Hot Diggity Dog, Inc.

Blog writer for Ohio Pet Expert

Advocate for lost, stolen and injured pets

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Volume 12, Issue 24, Posted 9:54 AM, 12.15.2020