One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is the realization that your pet has gone missing. And considering only 17% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats make it back to their owners, it can often feel like it will be impossible to get your pet home.
Garden Oaks Veterinary wants to encourage their clients to consider microchipping their pets, as even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life.
Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.