A dog sitting next to two children after he was found with pet microchipping


One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is a realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your pet again if they get lost. Dog microchipping and cat microchipping can be an effective way to get your pet returned to you fast and keep them safe.

Benefits of Getting Your Pet Microchipped

Whittaker Road Animal Clinic wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors–because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips in pets 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.

Schedule Pet Microchipping in Ypsilanti, MI

Whittaker Road Animal Clinic 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 learn more about pet microchipping, or to get your dog or other pet microchipped, call us at 734-485-8387.

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