What You Need to Know About Microchipping Your Pets

What You Need to Know About Microchipping Your Pets

Find out why you should take the extra precaution of microchipping your furry friends.

As a responsible pet owner, you probably already have your pets registered and equipped with the proper ID tags.  While this is a great place to start, there are other things that you can do to ensure that your pets are quickly identified if they ever run away from home.  For instance, you can get your dog or cat microchipped.  But what are pet microchips and why are they worthwhile?  Here’s what you need to know.

What are microchips?

Microchips are small (approximately the size of a grain of rice), scannable chips that contain your pet’s unique ID number.  When a vet or animal shelter scans your pet’s chip, they can access this ID number and use it to locate your information as their owner.

Why do I need a microchip?

Microchips provide an extra layer of security for your pets.  If your pet accidentally ran away and lost their ID tags, then their microchip would increase the chances of them being returned to you safely.

What does the microchipping process look like?

You can get your pet microchipped at the animal shelter at the time of adoption, or you can get your pets microchipped at your vet’s office.  The microchipping procedure is very simple, and vets liken it to giving your pet a vaccine.  Microchipping is a one-time procedure.  Once in place, a microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.

This is what you need to know about getting your pet microchipped.  Want another way to take care of your pet?  Then make sure you have the proper pet insurance protections in place.  For assistance with all your coverage needs, contact the experts at East End Insurance Agency to get started today.

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