Benefits of Microchipping Dogs & Cats


For a pet owner, nothing is as devastating as when you can’t find your pet. However, animals are lost or stolen every single day. When this happens, you may feel overwhelmed, confused, and like you have no options left. However, microchipping is the solution to all of this. Please keep your pet safe by making sure that they are microchipped, and the information is current.


Why Microchip?


The statistics are staggering. Each year, millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters. While some of them were strays or born feral, a large number of them were someone’s beloved pet who simply ran away or wandered off. Microchipping allows pets and owners to be reunited so that a family pet is never mistakenly euthanized in a shelter ever again.


How Does Microchipping Work?


A pet tracking microchip is a tiny device, approximately the size of a grain of rice, that is injected just under the pet’s skin. The location of the chip is usually on the back of the neck so that the animal can’t bite or claw at it. The chip works to track the animal. Once it is scanned, all of the owner’s information will come up so that the pet can be reunited with its owner. Typical information that is included on microchips is the name of the pet, the name of the owner, the address, and other contact information of the owner.


Benefits of Microchipping


Not only does microchipping mean that pets and owners will be reunited quickly, but there are a number of other benefits as well. Common benefits of microchipping include:


  • Helps locate an animal that has been displaced during a natural disaster
  • Allows shelters to have immediate information so that pets are given back to their owners rather than locked into a cage
  • In the event that your pet gets into an accident and dies, you will be notified ASAP
  • Microchips will last forever, and owners simply have to ensure their information is updated
  • You can include medical information about your pet that could save their lives if they are displaced


For any responsible pet owner, it is always better to know where your animal is at all times. A microchip takes out the guesswork and offers the peace of mind that you deserve that your pet is safe and waiting for you.


Other Considerations


While a microchip contains all of a pet owners’ information, it is important that you make sure that your pet also has its regular tags. Most cities require tags in order to have an animal within the city limits. Keep in mind, most humane societies and pet adoption centers microchip animals prior to their adoption. Your job is to ensure that the information is correct and updated.




At Pet Community Outreach, we’re always striving to educate our clients in any way that we can. Microchipping is one of the best things you can do for your beloved pet, as it ensures that you will be reunited with them more quickly. If you would like more information about microchipping, please reach out to us today to learn more.


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