10. 1 in 3 pets goes missing, including those with responsible, vigilant owners.
Your indoor cat slips out through the door left open by accident. Your dog’s leash breaks and he takes off after a rabbit, getting lost in the neighborhood. It can happen to you.
9. 90% of lost pets without proper identification (like a microchip) never find their way home.
Like this dog who found himself over 1,000 miles away from his owners four days after he escaped from the back yard – he would not have made it home without his microchip.
8. Getting your pet microchipped is fast.
As fast as giving a vaccination. Super fast.
7. It’s relatively painless – no worse than a vaccine injection.
Most dogs and cats barely flinch when I place their microchips. It is implanted through a needle, just under the skin between the shoulder blades. The microchips I use are even smaller than the majority of chips on the market! Easy, peasy.
6. It’s inexpensive!
It costs less than $50 to microchip your pet. But the peace of mind is priceless.
5. It’s permanent.
Like that tattoo you got on your 21st birthday after too many shots of tequila. It cannot be removed, unlike a collar and tags.
4. No maintenance required!
When your pet loses its collar, you have to replace the tags. You won’t have to replace a microchip. Just be sure that you keep your current address and phone number on file with your microchip company!
3. It proves you are the pet’s owner.
Unfortunately we live in a world where someone might take your pet, claiming they are the rightful owner. Microchips provide the evidence that is irrefutable.
2. It could keep your lost pet alive.
Heartbreaking, but true: Most of the pets who enter animal shelters are euthanized. If your pet doesn’t have proper identification and is in the shelter for very long, you could lose them forever.
And the Number 1 reason why microchipping your pet is awesome:
If you don’t believe me, you only need to see these stories to be convinced: