Even the most well-trained pets are a risk to get loose or run away. The facts are that 1 in 3 pets goes missing at some point during its lifetime and without ID or microchipping 90% of those pets nevcer return home. Statistics show that getting lost is the number one cause of death for pets. The good news is that another statistic shows that animal shelters nationwide were able to use the information found on microchips implanted under the skin to reunite 75% of lost dogs and 66% of lost cats brought in a one year study done by veterinarians at the Ohio State University.
A microchip is much more reliable than a collar and a tag because there is no chance it will fall off. The microchip is inserted with a simple injection that is similar to a vaccination. Then you simply enroll your pet’s ID code along with your contact information.
Here at Sarasota Veterinary Center we recommend a microchip that is designed to make sure it does not move around under your pet’s skin, but stays in place to be easily detected if your pet wanders away from home or while traveling or gets scared by a storm or repair person and gets outside of your home or yard.
The company we recommend comes with a one time fee for a lifetime registration and you can update our contact information if you change your address, telephone number or email.
The doctors and staff at Sarasota Veterinary Center all use this microchip for our own pets and recommend the same for our clients Because Pet Are Family Too!