One statistic that shows the importance of having your pets microchipped is that
ONE OUT OF THREE PETS
will go missing. However, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), microchipped dogs are returned to their owner around 52% of the time, while dogs without a microchip are returned 22% of the time. That staggering statistic widens even further when looking at cats. Only about 2% of lost cats are reconnected with their owners if they aren’t microchipped. That number jumps up to nearly 39% for microchipped cats.
A microchip is a unique personal identification implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. Anytime a pet is lost, a shelter, rescue league or veterinary hospital will scan them for a microchip. A database website can help track down the owner of any microchipped pet through the company registration and reunite that beloved pet to its family.
Currently, GPH uses Petlink to register our pets. Please see the link below if you need to register your pet.
4 TIPS TO PREVENT LOST PETS
We know you love taking your pet on adventures. The only single drawback of having your pet join you is the possibility of them running away or getting loose. Sometimes being outside can bring a whole new set of emotions to your pet. The excitement of new smells and their curiosity can sometimes get the best of them. But not to worry, we gathered a few tips to ease any worry that you may have to help keep your pets safe.