Reasons to Microchip a Pet
A pet is a wonderful benefit for any family to have, but when that beloved animal gets lost, it can create a void that is hard to fill. Families that have a missing pet will search far and wide to locate him. Unfortunately, most of the time, the pet is never found. However, there is a method that can locate your pet if he is lost and then found, and that is called microchipping. At Tri-County Animal Hospital, veterinarians, Dr. Ashleigh Wallace Huggins, Dr. Lori Wyatt DaCosta, and Dr. Rebecca Teal, want you to know why microchipping should be considered for your pet in the Cumming, GA, area.
The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
Our veterinarians in Cumming, GA, want your furry pet to be reunited with you if he ever gets lost. The best way to increase those chances is by having a microchip implanted in your animal. By microchipping your pet, many benefits follow.
- The Odds of Locating Your Pet If a Natural Disaster Occurs Increase: The sad truth is when a natural disaster occurs, many beloved animals are going to be left behind, which some of them will get lost. With a microchip, however, if your animal does get lost and is picked up by a good samaritan who takes him to an animal shelter or vet hospital, the person on duty can scan for the chip to get your contact information. He or she will then call you to let you know your pet has been found.
- Microchipping is More Reliable Than Collars and Tags: Our veterinarians still encourage that your pet wear collars and tags, but speaking for the long-term, microchipping is more reliable. Sometimes, an animal will simply run away from home, in which he may or may not be wearing his tags or collar. Even if he was wearing them, they could fall or break off when he escaped from home. Microchipping gets rid of this problem as it is inserted in the pet and cannot be removed.
- Last a Lifetime: A microchip does not rely on batteries or anything of the sort to work. A scanner that is from an animal clinic or vet hospital is the only thing that can activate it. Plus, the materials that made the chip are intended to last the span of life of a pet.
Contact Us to Microchip Your Furry Friend
There are a lot more reasons why microchipping an animal is beneficial. If you are considering having your pet microchipped, then please call Tri-County Animal Hospital in Cumming, GA, today at 770-887-4530 to make an appointment. Dr. Ashleigh Wallace Huggins, Dr. Lori Wyatt DaCosta, or Dr. Rebecca Teal can answer all of your questions about microchipping and help you determine if the procedure is right for your pet.