Each year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in
by shelters and humane societies across North America. Some of
these animals never make it home because they can't be
Microchipping offers pet owners the only truly permanent method
of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you, the
owner. Collar tags can break or become unreadable and tattooing can
become illegible. So, if you want to improve your pet's chances of
getting home fast and safe in case it were to go missing,
microchipping is your best option.
4 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet
- Only true permanent method of pet identification
- Best chance of your pet returning to you after going
- Quick and painless procedure, similar to vaccination
- Lasts for the lifetime of your pet
Frequently Asked Questions
My dog always wears a collar and tags why do I need to
Collars and tags can be removed or get lost and tattooing can
become illegible over time. Microchips are the only truly permanent
method of identifying your dog. It lasts for the lifetime of the
I have a cat - should I microchip it?
Cats are naturally curious and unpredictable. Fireworks or other
sudden events can create intense fear and create a natural to flee
and hide. In the event that your cat strays away from the safety of
your home a microchip registered with 24PetWatch Microchip is your
cat's best chance of a fast return.
Does microchipping hurt the animal?
Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are
typically implanted by a vet just beneath the surface of the skin
between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving
vaccination through a needle and is painless to pets. Most animals
don't even react when the microchip is implanted. Once implanted
the microchip remains between the shoulder blades just beneath the
skin for the rest of the animal's lifetime, becoming a permanent
form of identification.
If my pet is found how do they contact me?
A vet or shelter uses a scanner to find the microchip. It
returns the type of microchip and the unique number. That number is
entered into a database that contains your contact information.
How do I update my contact information?
Contact the chip manufacturer for instructions on how to update
your contact information in their database. We implant microchips
from 24PetWatch (http://www.24petwatch.com)