Are your fur babies micro-chipped? If they are not, you should highly consider it! This simple procedure can help drastically in the event that your pet’s go missing.
Simply make an appointment with your vet, they will implant a tiny micro-chip (which are transponders) in between your pet’s shoulder blades and voila a! The chip is the size of a grain of rice and most pets do not even notice it. The feeling is that of a tiny shot, for your pet. After implantation, there is no maintenance (except having the vet check for placement at regular check ups and updating your information when you move). You will always be able to locate your fur babies, if they ever decide to go on adventure without you! The microchip works from anywhere in the world and are responsible for thousands of success stories when pets go missing from their homes.
Microchips are permanent, unlike tags and collars. You simply register your pet’s ID number within the microchip registry, that is associated with the chip. If you report your pet being lost within the system, it can send out alerts. Or in the event that a vet finds your pet, they can scan for a chip and the client’s profile that is registered with it-will come up! The average price to micro-chip a pet in the US is around $50.00, you can even go to your local Humane Society and they may offer an even lower rate.
On Wednesdays at the Humane Society off Toomey Avenue, “Critter Care” is offered from 8 am- 1 pm. Micro-chipping is $15/per pet! http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/clinic-services/
For more information on micro-chipping your pet, please go here: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/a-simple-microchip-can-prevent-losing-your-pet-081115.html