Every two seconds a family companion is lost. Tragically many never make it back home because they lack identification. A microchip along with a collar & identification tag is the BEST ways to ensure you and your companion will be quickly reunited.
In today's society we treat our companion animals as beloved members of the family. While we try to do everything to ensure their safety, unforeseen events like a broken fence, open window or damage resulting from a storm or earthquake, may result in our companion becoming lost.
Why microchip if they already wear a collar and tag?
Simply because collars can fall off or break, tags can be lost or wear off so they are illegible. A combination of a microchip, properly fitting collar and current identification tag, and keeping your companion properly confined, are the best insurance policies you can provide to keep your animal friend safe.
What is a microchip and how does it work?
Hopefully your companion will never need this protection, but microchip identification can help provide insurance that you and your companion animal will be reunited after an accidental separation.
Details courtesy of the Safeway Veterinary Strategic Alliance and the Seattle/King County Veterinary Medical Association.