A dog sitting with two children after being found with the use of pet microchipping

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. Getting your dog microchipped is a recommended way to keep them safe, recover them fast and stop them from becoming a statistic.

Westland Veterinary Hospital 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 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.

Painless, Affordable Pet Microchipping

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 pet microchip is only useful if your contact information is updated.

Schedule Pet Microchipping in Westland, MI

Westland 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. For more information about microchipping your dog or pet, or to get your pet microchipped, call us at 734-261-5900 or schedule an appointment online.