Hours: Mon: 8AM – 7PM, Tues: 8AM – 8PM, Wed: 8AM - 5PM, Thurs: 8AM – 7PM, Fri: 8AM – 5PM, Sat: 8AM – 5PM, Sun: Closed

Should You Microchip Your Pet?

Pets get lost or stolen all the time, and unfortunately, not many of them make it back home. 

According to The American Humane Association, over 10 million cats and dogs are stolen or lost every year in the United States. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 pets will get lost at some point or another during their lifetime. One study, conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, found that only 22% of dogs in animal shelters and less than 2% of cats were reunited with their families. As you can see, lots of pets get lost or stolen every single year, but not many of them ever get the chance to be reunited with their families.

Microchipping your pet gives them another chance to come home again. 

Tags are a great form of identification for pets, but they can all too easily fall off, get too scratched up to read or become lost. While tags can be helpful, they just aren’t as reliable as we need them to be. Microchipping, on the other hand, is a permanent solution that will never be lost or unreadable. Microchips are tiny, cost effective and they can provide you with added peace of mind in knowing that your pet will make it back home to you. For many people, pets are a part of the family, and microchipping gives your pet their best chance at returning home to their loving, safe family.

Is microchipping the right option for your pet? Find out by scheduling your appointment with our veterinarian in North Bellmore today!



Leave a Reply