microchipping your pet

@mrddln (458)
Philippines
July 16, 2007 11:27pm CST
there are several ways in how to get your pets microchipped. The main reason reason is that without doing so, there is a little chance of your pet being reunited with you if it is lost or stolen. While collar tags are effective of your pet gets accidentally lost, they are easily removed, can fall off and are no deterrent for athief. Microchipping is also the compulsory first step when applying fora pet passport, for those owners who wish to take thier pet abroad.
4 responses
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
17 Jul 07
It is a wonderful idea, but if someone steals my pet and he/she never gets to the vet how will I ever find him/her. Isn't that the only way a microchip can be traced, is through the vet?
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
17 Jul 07
There are other ways as well. Most animal control departments have the scanner so they can get the microchip information. If someone steals your pet, there's a good chance that it'll never be scanned unless you report it and people are looking for the animal. If he/she runs away or gets loose there's a better chance that they'll be found again.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Thank you for the information. It is still worth it to get the microchip. I don't have mine chipped but I will look into it.
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
19 Jul 07
I personally think there is no need, because every time I go out with my pets will be very careful, it can not be lost, but this approach sounds good.
@vladpp (37)
• Australia
18 Jul 07
My cat had a microchip as part of the package. We got cat, microchip, spaying, 6 months of cat food, 6 months kitty litter, if only they gave us somebody to change the litter...
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
17 Jul 07
So this is like LoJack for a pet. http://www.lojack.com Sounds like a wonderful idea to me if there are no side effects and it actually works.