June is National Microchiping Month

When pets are lost, the main reason they aren't returned to their owners is that the pet cannot be identified. Nationally, only 16 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats ever find their way back home.

All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and the phone number of their owner or veterinarian, but tags and collars can come off.

A microchip provides permanent identification with a unique number that cannot be altered.  It is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make sure that your pet can be identified if ever lost or stolen.

The microchipping procedure is simple and similar to administering a vaccine and is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades.

Once microchipped, should your pet ever become lost or stolen, veterinary clinics, shelters, and police stations have microchip scanners that will read you pet's unique ID number. 

Once a microchip number is found, the microchip company will be contacted and they will contact you, your alternate contact, and your veterinary clinic .  This way, no matter where or when your pet is found, they will be able to reach someone.

Microchipping can be done anytime at Carver Lake Veterinary Center.  Call today to schedule your appointment!

Carver Lake uses HomeAgain Microchips.  These microchips are compliant with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) frequency standard.  The ISO is comprised of the USA and 140 other nations that work together to develop compatible technology standards worldwide.  There is a one time fee for implantaion and registration. 

Learn more about microchips here.