Importance of Pet Microchipping

Microchipping Your Pet Increases Your Chances of Them Coming Home

No pet owner ever wants to imagine the possibility of their beloved pet being lost or stolen. As unimaginable as it is thousands of pets are lost or stolen each year. Even worse than that is the fact that many of the pets that are stolen or lost will never be returned to their owners. Many of the pets in this situation end up going to shelters, where if they are lucky will go to good homes. Others will be euthanized. These types of scenarios could be avoided if people implanted their pets with microchips. Here at Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, our veterinary team stresses the importance of having your pet microchipped. Here are some good reasons why microchipping is so important.

Locate Your Pet

Microchips are small computer chips that have individual identification numbers encoded in them. These numbers are connected to several databases. If a pet is lost or stolen, and it is taken into an animal hospital or animal shelter, the pet could be scanned. If the pet has been implanted with a microchip, the number will match up in the database and reveal the contact information regarding the owner of the pet and other pertinent information. From there the person attending to the animal could begin the process of contacting the owner.

Proof Of Ownership

If your pet is stolen and it is taken to a vet for an exam, a simple scan could notify the veterinarian the pet has been reported as stolen. The information contained on the microchip could help the proper authorities determine who the rightful owner of the pet is. This is crucial in situations where there is a dispute.

Save A Life

Microchipping pets with special needs are essential to their survival should they become lost or stolen. If a pet requires a certain type of medication at a specified time, there would be no way for their rescuers to determine that if the pet was only wearing a collar. Microchipping is a way to provide those who find pets the ability to be able to take care of them should they need life saving medications.

Contact Bluegrass Animal Hospital In Knoxville, TN!

Here at Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, we would like to see every lost pet returned to the people who love them. Microchipping your dog or cat is a simple process. It only takes a few minutes to implant the device and the procedure is virtually painless. Give us a call at (865) 694-8387 to schedule an appointment to have your pet microchipped today.

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