Protect your pets with this extra layer of security.
As a responsible pet owner, you want to do everything in your power to keep your pets safe. This is why all pet owners should equip their pets with the proper ID tags. Additionally, owners are encouraged to have their pets microchipped as an extra layer of protection. But what is microchipping and how does it keep your four-legged friends secure? Here’s what you need to know.
- What is a microchip?
As the name suggests, a microchip is a small, rice-sized scannable chip that contains an identification number unique to your pet. Microchips are registered with your contact information, so if a shelter or vet scans your pet’s microchip, they will be able to pull up your personal information and get into contact with you.
- How do I microchip my pet?
The microchipping process is similar to giving your pet a vaccine; the small chip is injected between your pet’s shoulder blades like a shot. Microchipping is typically a pain-free, stress-free procedure that only needs to be done once in your pet’s lifetime. You can get your pet microchipped at your local animal shelter or veterinarian’s office.
- Why should I get my pet microchipped?
Essentially, getting your pet microchipped is the best way to ensure that it is returned safely and quickly if it ever gets away from home. In fact, scanning for a microchip is one of the first things that animal shelters, veterinarians, and other animal service professionals do when someone brings in a suspected stray cat or dog. So, getting this simple procedure done will ensure that you will be reunited with your beloved pet.
These are just a few things you need to know about microchipping your pets. Want another way to keep all your loved ones safe? If so, make sure you have the right personal insurance protections in place. For assistance with all your insurance needs, contact an insurance professional at Westwood Insurance Agency today.