Are you a first-time pet owner or someone who has collected stray after stray? Caring for pets is noble, but your pet needs all the protection they can get, especially during the summertime. In the summer, you and your pet can deal with hurricane season, awful heat exposure, flea season, and more. Even traveling can be dangerous if you do not have your pet secured.

This is where microchipping can help. June is National Microchipping Month! Read the three benefits it provides.

Microchips Help During the Summer

Fireworks during the fourth of July significantly threaten your pet’s safety. We’ve all seen it; fireworks can trigger an automatic fight-or-flight response in your pet and cause them to hide or run away.

A microchip can:

  • Help a pet owner recover their lost dog.
  • It helps other people reconnect you to your pet.
  • Allow a pet hospital or shelter to check the ownership of a lost pet.

Microchips are Sleek and Safe

It needs to be said microchips are not GPS trackers. Instead, Microchips are radio-frequency identification (RFID) implants that provide permanent I.D. for the pet. This tool:

  • Is roughly the size of a grain of sand and does not hurt your pet.
  • Is designed to last up to 25 years and at least your pet’s entire lifetime.
  • Aims to reunite pets and owners by checking databases around the region.
  • Helps veterinarian clinics, pet hospitals, and dog pounds I.D. a possible owner.

3 Microchip Maintenance Tips

While a microchip is helpful, it is not the only safety measure you can take this summer. Make sure to:

  • Keep your pet in a fenced-in yard.
  • Keep your pets cool, so they don’t run away to find water.
  • Update your pet’s vaccines, so they remain healthy and happy.
  • List a contact number and an emergency phone number on your chip. 

Schedule a Visit with Our Vets Today!

Microchipping is available for various small mammals, besides cats and dogs. Ask us for more info! Read more about our past pet patient experiences.

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