As a Billerica animal hospital, we know it is very important to ensure your cat or dog is microchipped because if they become lost, you are far more likely to be reunited if they are microchipped.
The American Humane Association estimates:
- Over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year
- One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life
The American Veterinary Medical Association research documented that a microchipped dog/cat has a 238%/2000% higher chance of being reunited with their families.
- Quick and a low cost veterinarian service
- Small (size of a grain of rice) and painless
Cesar Millan (the dog whisperer) says, “You’ll never regret doing it, but if your dog gets lost, you’ll always regret that you didn’t.”
One of the best times to make sure your pet is Microchipped is when you are moving to a new home. Those first months in unfamiliar territory for your wandering pet creates a high risk for getting lost.