Hometown Veterinary Hospital wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors. Indoor pets sometimes do escape and can easily become lost because they are less familiar with their surroundings. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.
Microchipping a pet is simple, relatively painless and very affordable. Once implanted, authorities only need to scan the chip to locate your information. But remember: a microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.
Hometown Veterinary Hospital believes microchipping is the safest, most effective method of pet recovery available, helping reunite more than 15,000 lost pets to their owners every month. To get your pet “chipped”, request an appointment or call us at 417-208-5491.