If you are a dog owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your furry friend safe and secure. One of the best ways to do this is by microchipping your dog. At Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, we have highlighted the top four benefits of microchipping your dog. We hope you find this article helpful!
1. Peace of Mind
One of the biggest benefits of microchipping your dog is the peace of mind it provides. With a microchip, you can be confident that if your dog ever gets lost or stolen, there is a good chance that they will be found and returned to you. Many dog walkers who take their pets on walks to fields, woodland and even to secure dog parks, will ensure that their contact information is up to date at all times, whether it is inscribed on a dog tag or as data, stored within a microchip.
Microchips are a permanent form of identification for your dog. Once the microchip is implanted, it will stay with your dog for the rest of their life. This means that if your dog is ever lost or stolen, their microchip will always be there to help identify them and get them back to you. Your four-legged friend’s microchip must always contain the correct information, and this goes for their dog tag, which should contain your name and address on, including a telephone number. However, in comparison to a collar or tag, a microchip is permanent and a lot harder to be removed or lost.
Above all, microchips are an effective way to identify your dog. They are small, about the size of a grain of rice, and are implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. They contain a unique identification number that can be easily read by a scanner. When a lost dog is found and taken to a shelter or vet, they will scan the dog for a microchip. If your dog has a microchip, the identification number will be displayed, and the shelter or vet can contact you to let you know your dog has been found.
4. Medical History
Microchipping your dog also includes safety and security measures that help protect your pet from harm. For example, some microchips can be updated with a dog’s medical history. This information can be accessed by a scanner, allowing vets and animal shelters to quickly identify your pet and provide the necessary care. This is especially important for pets with chronic medical conditions or those who require medication. By keeping track of a pet’s medical history, shelters can ensure that they receive the proper care they need.
Animal shelters play a vital role in microchipping and ensuring that pets are safe and healthy. If you are a pet owner, make sure to microchip your pet and keep their medical history up to date. And if you are considering adopting a pet, make sure to adopt from a shelter that prioritises microchipping and medical care.
We hope you found this article helpful and it answered any questions you may have regarding microchipping your pet. Overall, microchipping your dog is a simple and effective way to ensure their safety and security. It provides peace of mind, is a permanent form of identification, and is an effective way to identify your dog if they get lost or stolen. If you have not done so already, consider microchipping your furry friend today. Remember, it is an offence to keep a dog which is not microchipped.