Your family’s world could change in an instant. An open gate or door can allow your pet to escape in a flash. 1 in 3 pets will get lost during their lifetime. Over 10 million pets are lost every year. Without identification, 90% of lost pets will NEVER return home. Thankfully there is a solution to help reunite beloved lost pets with their families…microchips! Every month over 10,000 pets are reunited with their families thanks to microchips!
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. A veterinarian simply injects a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
A HomeAgain microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pets shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchips unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
We use HomeAgain brand microchips at Cornerstone Animal Clinic. HomeAgain is the only dog & cat microchipping product on the market today that has the Bio-Bond patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
Today one of our clients brought in a scared little french bulldog that she found running down her street. Fallon immediately took her back to our treatment area to scan her for a microchip. Everyone anxiously waited until the scanner beeped, showing that she had one! We wrote down her unique microchip identification number and called HomeAgain to see if it was registered. (Over 50% of microchipped pets are unfortunately never registered, which defeats the purpose of implanting one. This is why we make sure to register every pet we microchip so that our client’s don’t have to worry about forgetting to do so.) Thankfully, her registration information was current and we were able to contact her owner within minutes of her arriving to our veterinary clinic to let her know that “Zoey” had been found! Her owner had been distraught and was missing her terribly. She had slipped out of her collar last night and ran away after something startled her. Zoey was reunited with her very grateful owner and is back at home, safe and sound!
If your pet is not microchipped and you would like to have this done, just give us a call at 972-385-3555 and we will schedule an appointment for you!
Have a pawsome day!