One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is a realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats who escape ever make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your pet again.
Sarasota Veterinary Center wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors. Even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless, and very affordable. Once implanted, the chip need only be scanned to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.
Sarasota Veterinary Center believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets with their owners every month. To get your pet “chipped”, request an appointment online or call us at (941) 377-3031.