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6 Reasons to Microchip Fido
May 1, 2021

May is Chip Y our Pet Month! If your canine buddy hasn’t been microchipped, we strongly recommend you getting this done as soon as possible. Microchips are very small—usually about the size of a grain of rice—but they may one day save your pet’s life! A Norwalk, CA vet lists some reasons to get your pooch microchipped in this article.

M  icrochips Really Do Make A Difference

The statistics about lost pets are very sobering. In fact, as many as one in three dogs will get lost at some point. Microchips can make a huge difference in the outcome! Pups with chips are much more likely to be reunited with their humans.

They Stand Up In Court

No one wants to think of their pets being stolen, but unfortunately, this does happen. If you ever find yourself in this situation, or in a he said/she said ownership battle, a microchip may count as evidence.

One-Time Procedure

Microchips don’t need to be maintained or updated. While we do advise having your vet check the chip regularly, just to make sure it hasn’t moved or malfunctioned, getting Fido chipped is a quick and easy process. For your furry bff, it’s very much like getting a shot.

Updatable Info

Have you been holding off on chipping Fido because you’re moving or considering moving? There’s no need to wait! You’ll be able to update your information in the pet manufacturer’s database any time you move or change your contact information. Try using the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup here.

They Can’t Be Cut

ID tags are great. They’re also actually required by law in many places. Tags are the simplest and easiest way for someone to contact you if they find Fido. However, they can be removed. A microchip, on the other hand, is there to stay.

Because Emergencies Happen

Every year, it seems like we are seeing more and more natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, and tornados. These situations can get quite chaotic. Pets can easily get separated from their humans at times like these, even in shelters. Fido may also bolt out of fear. This also often happens when there are thunderstorms or fireworks. Microchips may be the best chance of you and your canine buddy being reunited in these circumstances.

Do you need to make a microchipping appointment? Contact us, your Norwalk, CA veterinary clinic, today!

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