Dog Microchipping In Ann Arbor Mi

Cat & Dog Microchipping in Ann Arbor, MI

There are not many things more heartbreaking than posting a “Missing” flyer for a lost pet. According to the American Humane Association, only about 17% of lost dogs and 2% of cats are recovered from shelters and returned to their original owners. Over 9.5 million pets are euthanized every year because their owners can’t be found, but thanks to pet microchipping, the chances are much better these days of reuniting with your lost companion.

ID tags on your pet’s collar can get lost or destroyed, but a microchip lasts forever. Call (734) 662-4474 or click below to schedule a microchipping appointment today!

What is a Pet Microchip, and How Does It Work?

Microchipping technology can dramatically increase the likelihood that your beloved pet will be identified and returned to you if they get lost or stolen. The microchip is an identifying integrated circuit, about the size of a grain of rice, implanted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades by injection. It’s a great investment against the unthinkable. For more information on this topic please visit AVMA.

Microchips are scannable by any veterinarian or shelter and matched to the pet owner’s information. Ann Arbor Animal Hospital also keeps this information on record with your pet’s medical files. However, it is your responsibility as the pet owner to update your contact information.

Is Microchipping Your Dog or Cat Worth It?

Absolutely! The microchip is convenient, safe, and reliable. Though many veterinarians and animal shelters are actively working to inform their clients about microchipping, there are still a number of myths keeping pet owners from microchipping their pets.

The costs involved in microchipping are minimal compared with the value of protection it offers your pet. In cases of natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes, the chances of your pet getting lost increase drastically. In the case of Hurricane Katrina, thousands of pets were lost and separated from their owners—and so many could have been found by their families if they had been microchipped.

The microchip is convenient, safe, and reliable. If your pet hasn’t been microchipped, please discuss this important topic with your veterinarian at your next appointment. You’ll be glad you did! Call us today at (734) 662-4474 to set up a visit.

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