Great Benefits From Microchipping
Losing a pet = heartbreaking Microchipping your pet = $55 + registration fee
Peace of mind = priceless
Pets today are considered members of the family. Therefore, losing a pet can be damaging to individuals and families, not to mention devastating (if not fatal) to the pets themselves.
Although collars and tags are important and certainly beneficial when worn by the pet, they’re at risk for breaking, fading, becoming scratched, or even falling off the animal. Should this occur, there is no way to determine to whom the animal belongs—unless the pet is microchipped. Microchipping is a permanent means of identification for your beloved pet family members. Unlike collars and tags which may be broken or unreadable, microchips are placed under the skin of the pet, providing an unalterable means of identification. Microchipping allows the best possible chance of a bringing a lost or stolen pet back to your family.
Animal shelters end up with millions of animals every year with only 15-20% of dogs and less than 2% of cats finding their way back to their owners. Even the most diligent pet owner is at risk for the pet to slip out of its collar or harness, escape through the front door when the owner opens it, slip through a non-screened window, etc. As veterinary professionals, trying to help families only after a beloved pet has gone missing when there are no clues is heartbreaking.Here
Here at Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital, we want to try making it feasible for all pet owners to be able to microchip their furry friend. Until the end of June, if a pet is brought in for microchipping, we will register your pet free of charge ($18 value) Please call or email us with any questions or to schedule.
Dr. Lydia Aris Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital
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