Did you know that getting lost is the #1 cause of death for pets? 1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime and without identification 90% of pets never return home. So a microchip may be the most important gift you ever give your pet. Microchipping provides the peace of mind that you have given your pet the permanent, lifetime identification needed for the best chance to come back home to your family (and just as important – to theirs).
Some important information you should know about microchips. First, they do not hurt your pet. There is no more discomfort than a vaccination. Also they do not require surgery, only a simple one-time insertion with a needle and syringe. Furthermore, a microchip is much more reliable than a collar and a tag because there is no chance it will fall off. The microchip is a permanent ID that links your pet to you. Almost every veterinary office can scan a lost pet with an in-house scanner. The veterinary hospital will then contact the pet parents. You would be surprised how many people and their pets are reunited across state lines. Sounds like a federal offense, doesn’t it?
When you have a microchip implanted by Mixed Pet, we do all the paperwork for you. You simply need to provide us with contact names and phone numbers. We do all the rest. Additionally, there is only a one-time fee of $39.00, which also includes your pet’s registration. That’s a great value! It is important to remember that whenever any of your contact information changes, you need to contact the microchip company and update your information through their registry.
There are several microchip companies. Mixed Pet uses the HomeAgain chip. The success stats for the company are impressive. They recover 10,000 lost pets each month and have returned more than 1 million lost pets to their homes. Now that’s something to write home about!