About one third of pets go missing during their lifetime. Unfortunately, only 10% of them ever find their way back home. We recommend having your pet microchipped to significantly improve the chances of finding them should they become lost.
A permanent form of pet identification, microchipping is inexpensive, painless and requires no upkeep or maintenance. The chip itself is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the skin using a syringe, much like a vaccine. Each microchip contains a unique set of numbers and/or letters specific to your pet. You then register your contact information with the microchip’s manufacturer.
Should your pet ever go missing, most shelters, rescues and veterinary hospitals have a scanner that can read the set of numbers and letters. They can then contact the manufacturer, obtain your registered information and then contact you.
Heritage Animal Hospital uses Home Again® microchips. Remember, without proper registration, your pet is not protected. In addition, if you move or change phone numbers, please contact the company to update your information. You can register your pet’s microchip HERE.
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