The Importance Of Microchipping Your Pets

 

lost puppy poster on a lightpost

According to Ontario SPCA, each year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in shelters and humane societies across North America. Some of these animals never make it home because they can’t be identified.

Microchipping is not only a showcase of a responsible owner, it is also the best chance of safeguarding your pet when they go missing and allows you to maximize your chance of being reunited with your pet at any time, or after a natural disaster. Still unsure? Here are four reasons to microchip your pet:

  1. Permanent method of identification

Tattooing can become illegible over time and collar tags can break or become unreadable

  1. Quick and painless procedure

Similar to vaccinations, microchips are painless and about the size of a grain of rice

  1. Inexpensive

Only costs $25 CAD

  1. Lasts forever

There is no need to replace over time, they last the lifetime of your pet



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