One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is a realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your pet again if they get lost.
Stanley Veterinary Clinic wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors–because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.
Microchipping with Home Again
Home Again microchips help owners be reunited with their lost pets. The company offers a lifetime pet protection and they link to a permanent listing in our national lost pet database. When a pet is lost, an owner may call the company and they will issue Lost Pet Alerts to the members of the Pet Recovery Network within a 25-mile radius from where your pet went missing. They also have a 24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline. Call HomeAgain to speak with a licensed, ASPCA veterinarian for help anytime a medical emergency strikes.
The process is similar to a routine vaccination the dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. One of our veterinarians will simply inject a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pets skin between the shoulder blades.
Stanley Veterinary Clinic believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To get your pet “chipped”, request an appointment online or call us at (913) 897-2080.