Have you "chipped" you pet yet?

Dogs with microchips are twice as likely to be returned to their families.

And cats are 20 times more likely to find their way back into your arms if they've been microchipped!

Statistically, one in three pets become lost in their lifetime.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. The insertion process is no more invasive than a vaccination. Once inserted into your pet it can be scanned by a vet or shelter. There is no battery, or power required and it has no moving parts.

It does need to be registered with a service like AKC Reunite, where your contact information will be maintained in one of many databases. Be sure to include complete contact information for yourself and anyone else in your household who might be responsible for your pet.

Be sure to keep your information up to date, especially if you change a phone number or you move!


Dog Collar with ID tag does not replace pet microchipping

A microchip is not a replacement for an ID tag, license or rabies tag...

ID tags can allow for quicker recovery and having a proper rabies tag provide proof of vaccination that is not recorded with the chip. The same is true with a current license. 

And microchips are not the same as GPS tracking devices...

GPS devices are typically attached to a collar. They are great for tracking your pet's location, but should your pet lose its collar, the trail stops with the device. This is not a satisfactory alternative to chipping your pet.  


At Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital we make chipping your pet easy! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

I'd be happy to discuss this, or any questions you might have about your pet's health!

rosa the hedgehog

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