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Proper ID for Your Pet: Even More Important While Traveling

“Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey,” was a cute Disney movie about three lost pets traveling across country and arriving home.

Sadly, that’s not reality.

Losing your pet can be a traumatic and sometimes tragic event. Even if your pet wears a collar and ID tag, those can fall off. Protect your pet with a collar, ID tag, and properly-registered microchip. 

Proper ID for Your Pet: Even More Important While Traveling | AtlanticVetSeattle.com

What is a microchip?

Microchips are implantable computer chips no bigger than a grain of rice. Each chip encodes a unique identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet.

The microchip is placed under your pet’s skin with a needle and syringe. The chip receives a radio signal from a scanner and transmits the encoded chip identification number back to the scanner.

Why microchip?

Lost cats with microchips are 20 times more likely to be returned home than cats without, and dogs with microchips are 2.5 times more likely to be returned home than those without.

Register the microchip

It is important to register your pet’s microchip, to maintain updated contact information, and to provide multiple emergency contacts in case your pet gets lost while you’re out of town.

Give your pet the best chance of being reunited with you. Call us today to schedule an appointment to have your pet microchipped.

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