Imagine … You are walking through a dog park with your furry friend, whom you just unleashed. Now, a friend of yours waved at you whom you haven’t met since ages and that excite you. She/he comes towards you and starts chitchatting. Or imagine that instead of a friend, you come across a crying kid and you get engaged in asking the necessary questions. Chitchatting or handling the kid took your 100% attention for almost 10 minutes.
While you were busy doing that, your excited dog slipped from your eyesight, enjoying with his mates in the park. You cannot find him anywhere and have no idea whether he is deep in the woods or have exited. How will you find your pooch in this case? Will you ever be able to find him? Well, this wouldn’t have been a case if your pet was micro chipped! If you are one of them who have not gotten his pet micro chipped, here are five reasons to get it done, NOW!
- It is a life-long safety plug!
Microchips are permanently inserted into the pet’s skin which lasts for 25 years. Now, that’s longer than any collar tag around your pet’s neck. Your information and a unique ID number are stored in that microchip which helps in the identification of the owner easily. As soon as your pet is scanned in a clinic or animal shelter, they will return him to you. Isn’t it a security for lifetime?
- Sitting back because you think it may hurt your pet? Well, it does not!
If your pet is okay with the vaccination shots given to him, then micro chipping may not hurt him. It feels similar to a shot given to the pet. Your veterinarian will simply use a needle to inject a grain-sized chip between your pet’s shoulder blades. Just like the vaccinations are necessary, this chip too has its unique importance, which, unlike vaccinations will safe guard your pet for his whole life.
- It’s not expensive as you think!
When it comes to a technology, people blindly start believing that it will be costly. However, micro chipping is not expensive as you think. The price may vary from $10-40 per animal, which is cheaper than a monthly dose of flea and tick treatment. Moreover, many veterinary clinics, adoption centers, rescue shelters, pet stores, and animal welfare associations offer it at very low cost. This means that once you micro chip your furry friend, he is secured forever!
- Doubts resolved on whether it works… here are the stats!
A survey was conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association that proved that the percentage of dogs returned to their owners that were not micro chipped was 21.9%. Whereas, 52.2% pet owners get their lost dogs back because of micro chipping. Hence, the numbers purely indicate that the rise in reunion of lost pets have increased due to this process.
- This may surely convince you to micro chip your pet!
If the above numbers are unable to convince you, the fact that how a pet parent feels when they get their lost pet back will definitely convince you. Here is a video attached that encourages micro chipping because the pet owner was reunited with the pet, just because of the chip. Enjoy!
In all, there may be no harm in going through this process, but there is definitely some risk if you do not. If you have not micro chipped your furry friend yet, this is the time to do it. All the best!