A Microchip Can Save A Pet’s Life

If your pet went missing, does your pet have the proper identification to ensure a successful reunion? Nine out of 10 pets without a microchip are never reunited with their owners: don’t let this happen to your pet! Pet microchipping is the safest, most cost-effective way to ensure a happy reunion with a lost or separated pet.

When your pet is microchipped, this chip is encoded with a unique serial number. This serial number is part of a secure database with your contact information. Any veterinary hospital or shelter can scan your pet to check for the serial number and securely contact you for a happy reunion. Our Monroe Veterinary Clinic recommends microchipping every pet. Not sure whether your pet is microchipped? Contact our veterarian today to learn more and schedule a microchipping appointment: 734-241-2525.

Why Microchipping Matters

Dog and cat microchipping is a simple, straightforward procedure. A microchip is a tiny chip the size of a rice grain (12 mm) that is encoded with a unique serial number. At Monroe Veterinary Clinic, veterinarian we will implant the microchip into your pet’s skin right between the shoulder blades. This is the standard spot for all pets to be microchipped. The procedure is fast and does not cause your pet any discomfort. Then, should your pet become lost, any animal hospital or animal shelter can scan for this chip. Monroe Veterinary Clinic or the local shelter will use a secure access code to check the central microchip registry. Your pet’s code will be matched up with your contact information, enabling a happy reunion with your missing pet.

Without a microchip, an estimated 90 percent of lost pets will never be reunited with their owners. Worse, many pets end up in overcrowded animal shelters. Beloved family dogs and cats are tragically euthanized every year due to overcrowding and the inability to reunite a lost pet with its owner.