$15 Microchips - A Permanent ID for your Dog or Cat
Don't risk losing your best friend!
What is a pet microchip? A microchip is a permanent form of identification. A microchip contains a number that can be registered to your pet. The number is read using a special "reader" or scanner that can be used to identify your dog or cat at a veterinary hospital or clinic. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected by a veterinarian underneath the pet's skin, usually between the dog or cat's shoulder blades. The insertion process is similar to administering a vaccination and only takes a few seconds. Insertion of the microchip does not require anesthesia or sedation.
How does a pet microchip work? Microchips are designed to last your pet's entire lifetime, and once enrolled, they link to a permanent record of your owner information. Over 50,000 vets and animal shelters across the country are equipped with scanners that can read your pet's microchip. So, now customers can breathe a little easier knowing their lost cat or dog can be identified whether he's 3 or 3,000 miles away from home. Your pet's microchip ID code, just like your pet, is one of a kind. When your lost pet is taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet for a microchip and will read its unique code. This code is stored with your pet's profile and linked to your contact information. Keeping your pet's profile up to date-especially with your current contact information and a recent photo of your pet-is one of the best ways to protect your pet.
Who do I contact to register my pet's microchip OR to make changes to my Microchip account? Please register your pet as soon as you can! It's very important, many lost pets are found but cannot be reunited because their pet parent did not take the time to register their chip. To register your pet's microchip or make changes to your account, visit the website at www.FreePetChipRegistry.com or contact them by telephone (888) 546-7615. You will need to include the 15 digit microchip ID that appears on the 911PetChip card you received at the clinic.
Will I need to register my chip? YES, please go to www.FreePetChipRegistry.com to register your chip when you get home from the clinic. Studies show that as much as 80% of pet owners forget to register their microchip. Please register your microchip to ensure your pet has the best chance of being reunited with you when they are located.