Microchipping Your Dog
Lost Dog Success Story
It happened in an instant. The gardener left the gate open and the family’s dog ran away. Two years later and more than 3,000 miles away, someone across the country identifies the lost dog. The dog reunited with his family thanks to his microchip. Watch the video below to watch this amazing story unfold.
Thankfully, stories like this are becoming more common due to microchipping. A microchip is a system that combines technology and old-fashioned database management to help lost pets return to their families. Below we take a look at the pros and cons of microchipping your dog.
- Pets are not bothered once the microchip is placed.
- The device can be implanted in less than a minute.
- Microchips can’t be disfigured, removed or tampered.
- Microchips are more expensive than tags or tattoos.
- Most devices are standardized.
- Many people wouldn’t know to have a lost pet scanned at a local shelter or veterinary hospital.
Microchips, as with identification tags, can greatly benefit your dog should he ever get lost. If you do decide on microchipping your dog, make sure your contact information is accurate and in the system. For more questions concerning microchips, contact your local veterinarian.
Watch this heartwarming video of a missing dog found 3,000 miles away from home.