Check the Chip Day on August 15th!

Did you know that one out of every three pets will become lost at some point in their lives? While this is an unfortunate reality, the good news is that there is a steadfast, reliable and affordable way to bring lost pets back to their warm, friendly homes—microchipping them.

Microchips are contained in minuscule, biocompatible capsules, each smaller than a grain of rice. During a quick and virtually pain-free procedure, the chip is placed just under the skin, and a special biopolymer keeps the device in place.

The chip transmits radio waves that include a tracking number, and when that data connects to the central database, the pet’s name and the owner’s contact information shows up. Should your pet run away or get lost, authorities only need to scan the chip to figure out how to contact you.

Not only are microchips effective, they’re permanent, too! You’ll never have to worry about your pet’s microchip falling off, like you do with a collar.

National Check the Chip Day is August 15th, and while we advocate for microchipping every day of the year, we want to use this opportunity to stress the importance of this minimal procedure.

To have your pet microchipped or if you have any questions, schedule an appointment at I-20 Animal Medical Center by calling 817-405-2751.