Check The Chip Day is today, August 15th! This is one topic that is relevant to all of our clients. Getting your pet microchipped may turn out to be one of the most important things you can do for your furry pal. An Oradell, NJ lists some benefits of microchips below.
They Save Lives
Microchips form an invisible bond between you and your furry friend: unlike tags, they can’t be easily removed. If your beloved pet were to ever end up in a shelter, that tiny device could save his or her life!
They Hold Up In Court
Pet theft is, unfortunately, a thing these days. Some people will steal pets, and then turn around and sell them. This is horrifying to think of: even worse, these situations can get very sticky if ownership can’t be verified. Microchips are another safety net that can help prove ownership in legal cases.
Getting your pet microchipped is actually very quick and easy. The chip is injected beneath the pet’s skin via a hypodermic needle. Your furry pal won’t need any anesthesia, nor will you have to worry about recovery time: a snack and a nap should do it.
They Are Private
With so much of our lives and businesses being conducted online lately, privacy is a huge concern. This isn’t something you have to worry about with microchips. The chip can’t be hacked, and it doesn’t contain any personal information. That chip only contains one piece of data; a unique ID number, which is linked to your records in the chipmaker’s database.
Your Information Is Updateable.
What does it mean to check the chip? Most of it is just making sure that your information is correct in the chipmaker’s database. That chip won’t do any good if your contact information is incorrect or outdated! You can try using the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip lookup tool here to verify your information. Remember to update your records if you move or change your number.
Chips don’t need upgrades or updates, nor do they require any kind of maintenance. So why check the chip? It’s a good idea to have your vet check the chip during your pet’s regular appointments, just to make sure that it hasn’t moved or malfunctioned.
Do you need to schedule microchipping for your pet? Call us, your local Oradell, NJanimal clinic, today!