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Microchipping - Safeguarding Your Family Member

August 15th was National Microchipping Day and we would like to take a moment to highlight some of the benefits of microchipping your pet. A microchip is a small, painless step that can make a significant difference in their safety and wellbeing.

Permanent Identification: Unlike collars and tags that can be lost or removed, a microchip provides permanent identification for your pet. It ensures that your pet's information is always accessible, no matter where they are.

Reuniting Lost Pets: If your pet goes missing, a microchip greatly increases the chances of a happy reunion. The number of cats returning home without a microchip is 2%.(Remember, microchipping indoor cats is also essential as they can easily slip out of an open door or window.) Over 52% of dogs are returned home safely when they are chipped. Animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and rescue organizations can easily scan for a microchip and contact you immediately if your pet is found.

Quick and Painless: Microchipping is a quick and virtually painless procedure that can be done during a regular veterinary visit or as part of a spaying/neutering procedure. Placement is similar to a vaccination and takes the same amount of time.

Peace of Mind: Knowing that your pet has a microchip can offer peace of mind. It's an extra layer of protection that ensures you can always be reached in case of an emergency.

Travel and Identification: Microchips are recognized internationally, making them invaluable if you plan to travel with your pet. Additionally, they provide undeniable proof of ownership.

Preventing Pet Theft: A microchip with up-to-date contact information can help deter pet thieves and increase the chances of recovering a stolen pet.

A microchip is a small investment that can have a huge impact on your pet's safety. At Aardvark, we offer offer microchipping services that are safe, efficient, and a vital part of responsible pet ownership. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your pet, please feel free to reach out to us via phone or Pet Desk. We will be happy to assist you!

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