Did you know that every year, more than 10 million pets will get lost? That means that 1 in 3 pets will get lost sometime within their lives.
Is a microchip worth it? The simple answer is YES!
Microchips are highly recommended in order to not only keep your pet safe but also to give them a "voice" to find their way home if they ever get lost.
A microchip is a tiny device, roughly the size of a grain of rice that is injected into the loose skin between your dog's shoulder blades. While microchips aren't equipped with GPS tracking software, they do contain a specific identification number for your dog, along with their owner's contact information. This little microchip could mean the difference between your dog coming home or not.
The statistics are baffling but only about 22% of dogs who are not chipped and 52% of chipped dogs are reunited with their families after being found.
If you do find a lost dog, please have it scanned for a chip. Your local vets have microchips scanners. The lost dog's owner's might be looking for them and the chip could help them find their way home.