1000’s of pets go missing in Gilbert, Arizona every year. Some pets do get returned ,mostly because they are wearing a pet collar with their name and phone number on it, but most pets end up lost or unable to find their way back home. Even those pet collar or ID tags could break off or become unreadable over time, so these old forms of ID may not be the best methods to ensure your pets safe return to home.
You need a form of pet identification that can’t be stolen, lost or damaged. That new form of pet identification is called microchipping. Microchipping is a simple, safe form of pet ID that drastically increases the likelihood of you finding your pet and returning them home safely.
Microchips are about the shape and size of a grain of rice, and are typically implanted underneath the pet’s skin, in-between their shoulder blades. This process only takes a few minutes and is not harmful to the pet. Each chip carries unique vital information about your pet such as their name, phone number, address etc. Each pet owner will need to fill out a registration form after the microchip is implanted.
Your registration information will be included in the national pet recovery database. Anyone from animal shelters and veterinary hospitals, to animal control offices across the country have electronic scanners that can help detect the chip and read the ID number. If your lost pet is found by one of these agencies, they will do a scan of their microchip to reveal all of the contact information they will need to get in touch with you.
Microchipping can be implanted in animals of any age, from young kittens and puppies, to full grown dogs and cats.
Even pets that live indoors could get lost accidentally, so if you are still relying on these old forms of pet identification, you could be risking your pets security and safety.
Microchipping is a simple, safe, and practical way to ensure your pet’s safe return home if they become lost or stolen.
Ask Val Vista Animal Hospital in Gilbert, AZ about microchipping your cat(kitten) or dog(puppy) today!