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The Benefits of 
Microchipping Your Pet

There always debates when it comes to our pets' well-being and health. And one of these debates is whether or not to microchip your pet. Recently, this debate as been hating up, so we decided to put together a list of the benefits of the technology and why your pet should be microchipped!

It's Lifelong!

Whereas a pet tag or collar would need to be replaced regularly, a microchip lasts forever. Additionally, collars and name tags are quick to fall off and get lost, especially when a pet is lost and out in the elements. But a microchip will always be there.

It's Pain free!

As with any medical procedure, you might be concerned about whether your pet will experience pain during the process. However, when a pet is implanted with a microchip, it is inserted into the scruff of the neck and causes no pain. In fact, the chip is only about the size of grain of rice (12mm).

It's Affordable

The cost of microchipping a pet is also very affordable. On average, microchipping your pet costs about $45, but can vary based on facility and location. But what is attractive about this is that it is a one-time cost and your pet has it forever!

It's a Common Practice!

Most shelters implant pets with a chip before leaving to begin their new life. When a lost animal is brought to a clinic or shelter, they are automatically scanned for a most common pet microchip brands. So you can rest assured that if your pet gets loose, that their microchip can get them back to you!

All in all, the choice to microchip your pet is one reserved for the pet owner and family. Microchipping reunites a family and their missing pet, and can certainly provide peace of mind knowing that you will be able to find them easier.


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