Wednesday 27 July 2011

Why should I microchip my pet?

Have you ever wondered why people should microchip their pets? Well, a microchip is like a license plate on a car, if people can see the license plate, they can tell where that car comes from and who it belongs to.

So, if your pet ever goes walking around without you or decides to take a holiday without you knowing then a microchip is a perfect way to know where your pet is.

There are two parts to microchipping though and they are both really important!

1: take your pet to the vet and have them microchipped - this one is easy to understand BUT - getting the microchip put into your pet does not mean you can find out where they are if they get lost. To do this, we need number 2.

2: your local council will send you information about registering your pet and the microchip. Once you register your pet, their details and the microchip number will be saved on a huge database and then, if your pet gets lost, you have a much better chance to find it!

Many people do stage 1, they go and get the microchip and think its perfect, they don't need to do anything else but we all know that stage 2 is equally as important as step 1. So, if you have any cats or dogs and they are not microchipped AND not registered then you can talk to your parents and make sure they do both stages.

This way, you have a better chance of finding your pet no matter where they go!

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