While we never like to think about our pup getting loose or lost, it’s essential to prepare for any circumstances. Microchipping is a simple, inexpensive solution that ensures your pet is easily identified and can quickly be reunited with you should the unexpected happen. Crucially, a microchip can also detail your furry friend’s medical needs or special conditions that may require immediate attention.
The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pup
Having your dog microchipped is similar to giving them a vaccine. The chip is roughly the size of a grain of rice, and is usually implanted by a needle in the scruff of your pup’s neck or between the shoulder blades.
If your four-legged friend escapes or gets lost, rescue groups and vets alike will immediately scan the dog for a microchip. While you may have personalized dog tags attached to your pooch’s collar, collars can, and do, come off – especially when a dog is hot on the trail of an intriguing scent. The chip makes it easier to associate your pup with your contact information, allowing for a sweet reunion that much sooner!
Most importantly, studies have shown that microchipped dogs are more than twice as likely to be returned to their humans as dogs that aren’t.
Your Information Is Safe and Secure
If you’re concerned about privacy, it’s worth noting that each microchip has a unique ID number. That’s what comes up when a chip gets scanned. The ID number is associated with your microchip manufacturer, who keeps your contact information on file. That means you need to make sure that you keep your contact information up to date with your chip manufacturer, to make contacting you that much easier and quicker.
There are many microchipping companies out there, including such names as Avid, Home Again, PetLink, and AKC Reunite. We suggest asking your vet which they recommend, and getting your furry friend microchipped as soon as possible. With storm season starting, there’s never been a better time to act!
We Want Your Pup to Be Safe and Happy
At Pampered Pet Resorts, our primary concern is our guests’ safety. That’s why we have an on-site generator to ensure that our climate-controlled facility has power no matter what. We also make sure that there’s at least one Pack Member on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. In addition, every one of our Pack Members is Pet CPR certified and trained in FEMA’s Animals in Disaster: Awareness and Preparedness course. That same concern leads to us encouraging you to have your dog microchipped.
We invite you to contact us or stop by to tour our state-of-the-art pet resort and learn more about our boarding and daycare options.