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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping Your Pet
Even with your best efforts, pets may find ways to take off. If they are in an unfamiliar area, they may get lost and be unable to return home on their own. Luckily, microchipping your pet can help protect them. Here are three main reasons why it is so important to microchip your pet:
1. Help Ensure Happy Returns
Millions of pets are lost every year. Having your pet microchipped increases the chances that you and your pet will have a safe and happy reunion if they do happen to wander off. 
2. Permanent Identification
Microchips offer pets a permanent form of identification, and one that is easily updated using online databases. If you move, it may take a while to have new tags printed for your pet. With microchips, you can update your pet’s chip with just the click of a button.
3. Extra Protection
Pets should always have tags to help identify their home and their owners, but a microchip offers additional protection. Therefore, if your cat or dog is always losing their collar and tags, a microchip will give them a name and a home, even if they happen to lose their tags.
Microchips can help protect your pet and give them a forever home with you and your family. To find out more about the importance of pet microchipping, contact Great Oaks Veterinary Hospital today.