Have you ever lost a pet? If you're like most people, you think, "It won't happen to me." But a family pet is lost every two seconds! That's millions every year. Shelters do their very best to locate owners, but if your pet has no form of identification, there's not much they can do.
Permanent identification in the form of microchips help ensure your pet will be returned to you. All too often a dog or cat may slip its collar (and therefore its identification). A microchip contains a personal identification number that distinguishes your pet as a special member of your family. It is so tiny that it fits through a hypodermic needle. Just like a vaccination, it's injected under the skin of your pet where it remains safely for life. Veterinarians, Animal Control Officials, Humane Societies, research institutions and many rescue groups have scanners. When your pet is scanned, the number is read and traced to you. This leads to a joyful reunion instead of a long, agonizing search.
We use Avid microchipping company. Call and schedule a microchipping appointment today!
When we issue your pet the microchip, the microchip is set with the practice (Red Cedar Animal Hospital) information. We often suggest that owners put their information as the primary contact and keep Red Cedar as the secondary contact in case the owner is not able to be reached.
If you move or change your phone or email contact, be sure to update your information with the microchip company. This is easily done on-line.